SOCAAR - We study the air you breathe

The Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR) at the University of Toronto is an interdisciplinary centre for the study of air quality, with a focus on how pollutants impact human health and the environment. SOCAAR brings together medical personnel, atmospheric chemists and environmental engineers, and promotes collaborative research through access to state-of-the-art facilities and partnerships with government and industry.


Near-Road Air Pollution Pilot Study

SOCAAR, in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and Metro Vancouver conducted a two-year study into traffic-related pollutant concentrations near major roadways to evaluate the potential impacts on Canadians. This summary report presents the study's results as well as recommendations to mitigate the impact of air pollution on health. Learn More


Summary Report

PDF / 1 MB

(English) (French)

Full Report

PDF / 8 MB