U of G Prof In the News

July 07, 2009 - In the News

Environmental biology professor Keith Solomon was on Global Television's evening news Monday discussing the City of Toronto's decision to spray its temporary garbage dumps with pesticides. Toronto has been dealing with concerns about an increasing number of flies and maggots at many of its temporary garbage sites, which were set up after city workers went on strike nearly two weeks ago.

He was also quoted in a story in today's Toronto Sun on the same issue.

Solomon, director of U of G’s Centre for Toxicology, is the co-author of Pesticides and the Environment. The 2007 book looks at the potential benefits and risks for past and present pesticides, as well as the underlying science involved.

He also teaches courses in toxicology and pesticides and studies the fate and effects of pesticides and other substances on people and the environment. A Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, he received the SETAC Europe Environmental Education Award and the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Founders Award in 2006, and the American Chemical Society International Award for Research in Agrochemicals in 2002.

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