2017 Archives

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.
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 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.