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June 13, 2017

Ontario researchers to study dust for carcinogens after Fort McMurray fire

SOCAAR collaborator Prof. Arthur Chan and his team will be travelling to Fort McMurray, Alta., next month to study dust left in homes from the forest fire that ravaged the city last year.
April 25, 2017

Interview with CBC's Here and Now

Union slams TTC over subway air pollution study, raises concerns about worker health. Gill speaks with Greg Evans.
April 25 2017

Toronto subway riders, workers breathing air 10 times worse than outside: study

A new air quality study co-authored by SOCAAR Director Prof. Greg Evans determined that Toronto’s subway had three times more air pollutants than Montreal’s subway system, and five times more than Vancouver’s SkyTrain system.
April 25 2017

Airborne particulates on subway platforms and trains are up to 10 times higher than outside air, around three times higher than levels in Montreal’s Metro

The air quality on TTC platforms and trains is comparable to a typical day in Beijing, says U of T Engineering’s Greg Evans.
April 25, 2017

Air Pollution in Subway Systems May Be Much Worse Than We Realized

A new study led by University of Toronto chemical engineer Greg Evans and published in Environmental Science and Technology shows that trains and platforms along the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) have the highest levels of air pollution in any of Canada’s three subway systems—10 times higher than outside air.
April 25, 2017

Air pollution levels in Toronto subways highest among country's 3 major rapid transit systems

Toronto's subway stations and trains had the highest levels of air pollution of Canada's three major rapid transit systems, a newly released study co-authored by a university engineering professor has found.
April 25, 2017

TTC subway system 10 times more polluted than outside, study shows

New study co-authored by SOCAAR Director Prof. Greg Evans found concentrations of fine particulate matter on the Toronto subway system are roughly 10 times the level found outside TTC stations.
March 22, 2017

Hong Kong scientists reveal link between late-night dinners and breast cancer

First collaborative paper resulting from the tripartite research collaboration between the University of Toronto, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Utrecht University describes an association between shift work and night eating with breast cancer.
March 30, 2017

Does particulate matter matter?

Last month, U of T professor Marianne Hatzopoulou presented her team’s research with the clear and concise introductory disclaimer in all caps: THE BENEFITS OF CYCLING FAR OUTWEIGH THE RISKS.
March 22, 2017

Hong Kong scientists reveal link between late-night dinners and breast cancer

First collaborative paper resulting from the tripartite research collaboration between the University of Toronto, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Utrecht University describes an association between shift work and night eating with breast cancer.
March 14, 2017

Vitamin B an unlikely weapon in the war against pollution, new study suggests

SOCAAR Collaborator Dr. Frances Silverman co-authored a new study that found Vitamin B could help mitigate the effects air pollution
February 15, 2017

Professor Greg Evans receives 3M National Teaching Fellowship

Professor Greg Evans (ChemE) has received a 3M National Teaching Fellowship from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
February 14, 2017

Pollution study has U.K. transit commuters gasping for air

Prof. Greg Evans speaks to Global News about the impact of air pollution for commuters on Canadian trains
February 10, 2017

Study finds GO train riders exposed to high level of diesel exhaust

A study co-authored by AllerGen investigator Dr. Greg Evans, a University of Toronto professor of chemical engineering and director of the Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR), has found that passengers travelling in diesel-powered commuter GO trains risk high levels of exposure to pollutants—depending on where they sit and whether the locomotive is pushing or pulling the train.
February 7, 2017

GO Train Exhaust study

Greg Evans is a professor of Engineering at the University of Toronto. He co-authored the study on carcinogenic diesel exhaust on commuter trains. Listen to the CBCHereAndNow podcast.
February 7, 2017

Diesel trains may expose passengers to exhaust

A new study from U of T Engineering finds that diesel trains may expose passengers to elevated levels of certain pollutants, especially if they are sitting directly behind the locomotive.
February 7, 2017

GO Transit passengers at risk for exposure to diesel exhaust

SOCAAR Director Prof. Greg Evans co-authors one of the first studies to measure pollutant exposure inside commuter trains.

 

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April 7, 2017

2016-17 Best in Science Grant Recipients

SOCAAR collaborator Professor Arthur Chan wins the 2016-17 Best in Science Grant.