November 30 CBC Marketplace show on flame retardants to feature U of T Professor Miriam Diamond and lab members

Friday, November 30, 2012 10:19:12 AM



Professor Miriam Diamond (Department of Earth Sciences, U of T) will be on CBC Marketplace on Friday November 30 at 8:00 pm EST.  The show will focus on flame retardants in our homes, their ineffectiveness and their associated potential health risks.

Also on the show will be Dr. Diamond’s lab members Dr. Emma Goosey (Dept. of Earth Sciences), Golnoush Abbasi (Ph.D. student, Dept. of Geography) and Amandeep Sanai (PhD student, Physical and Environmental Sciences, U of T Scarborough).  The group also worked behind the scene with the Marketplace team to produce the show.   Chemical Engineering Ph.D. student Sri Chaudhuri did the staging in the lab and Dr. Marta Venier, Dr. Diamond’s colleague at Indiana University, did the blood analysis for flame retardants.

Further details: 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/11/27/marketplace-flame-retardants.html

Brief preview of the show: http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/episodes/2012/11/burned.html

More information on Dr. Diamond and her lab: 
http://faculty.geog.utoronto.ca/mdiamond/drDiamond.htm