2021 Additional Media Coverage

December 21, 2021

Indoor air quality expert shares tips to stay safe over the holidays

Professor Jeffrey Siegel speaks to U of T News about what we have learned about virus spread and what we might do to mitigate transmission. This interview has been condensed and edited for length and clarity.

December 15, 2021

Can Air Purifiers Really Reduce Your COVID Risk?

When indoor air quality expert Jeffrey Siegel has a few select family members over for dinner these days there are a couple of extra guests in the room. Read more

December 14, 2021

2022 Environment Division Research and Development Dima Award

Prof. Greg Evans receives the 2022 Environment Division Research and Development Dima Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada. His research has advanced understanding of how changes in the concentration, composition, and origins of air pollution is impacting the exposure and health of Canadians. Read more

December 13, 2021

All Hands on Deck: A Telling Tale of Tailpipes

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Prof. Greg Evans shares findings from a national study of traffic related air pollution for the Sierra Club Canada Foundation's Breathe Easy webinar. Watch the webinar recording here

December 13, 2021

Your kitchen and how you cook in it may be hazardous to your health

“A lot of the pollutants come from what you’re cooking and how you’re cooking,” said Jeffrey Siegel, professor of civil engineering at the University of Toronto. “All the surfaces in our homes, including our cooking pots and cooking surfaces, get coated with a layer of stuff that includes skin oil, cooking oil, dust and other things. And when we heat that up, it comes off those surfaces as quite harmful ultrafine particles.” Read more

November 25, 2021

Plexiglass can be 'counterproductive' to proper COVID-19 ventilation, experts say

Jeff Siegel, a civil and mineral engineering professor at the University of Toronto who studies indoor air quality, welcomed Juni's recommendation to get rid of plexiglass due to airflow concerns, but also agrees with Henry that they can be helpful in certain workplaces.