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November 17, 2021

2021 Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering

The Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (SOCAAR) unites the talent of experts from engineering, environmental science, medicine, public health and government to study the sources and impacts of air pollution. Read more

November 17, 2021

U of T Engineering team earns Brockhouse Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering

A multidisciplinary team that includes several U of T Engineering professors has been awarded the 2021 Brockhouse Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Read more

October 27, 2021

‘Highly polluting’: Why lawn care can be hazardous to health, environment

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In an interview with Global News, Prof. Greg Evans and Prof. Jeffrey Brook explain why gasoline-powered garden equipment can be hazardous to the environment and our health, polluting the air we breathe.Read more

October 7, 2021

86% of Canadians live in areas where air pollution exceeds WHO guidelines: researchers

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According to Prof. Jeff Brook, around 56 per cent of people in Canada live in areas where the levels of nitrogen dioxide exceed the new guidelines. Read more

September 22, 2021

WHO releases new air quality guidelines

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In an interview with CTV Toronto, Prof. Jeff Brook says the research that underpins the new WHO air quality guidelines for PM 2.5 has come from groundbreaking Canadian researchRead more