A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Jim Gould and Ada Wong

    Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every weekday from 8.30am-9.30am. Have your say by calling us on 233 88 266, Backchat's Facebook , or send us a message at backchat@rthk.hk

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    The pandemic’s impact on the environment; and potential health risk of BPS

    8:30am-9:15am: pandemic’s impact on the environment

    8:30am-8:50am: Dr Kenneth Leung, Assistant Director (Air Policy), Environmental Protection Department 

    8:30am-9:00am: Patrick Fung, CEO, Clean Air Network

    8:45am-9:15am: Helga Vanthournout, Senior Advisor of ADM Capital Foundation

    8:45am-9:15am: Gary Stokes, co-founder and Directors of Operations of OceansAsia , Formerly the Asia Director for Sea Shepherd Global

    9:15am-9:30am: potential health risk of BPS

    9:15am-9:30am:Professor Cai Zongwei, Chair Professor of the Department of Chemis-try and Director of the State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis at HKBU

    On Wednesday’s Backchat:  the pandemic’s impact on the environment; and the potential health risk of a common chemical compound used in food packaging and paper products.

    Early in the pandemic we all saw them… pictures of clear blue skies in normally smoggy cities… an unintended byproduct of the pandemic and the widespread shutdown of industry across the globe.

    But as the world adapts to Covid, the bad air has returned. A new study has found concentrations of pollutants here in Hong Kong increased by up to 12 percent last year — mostly due to the low base of comparison. Still, things were better in 2021 compared with pre-pandemic years…

    Is there any way to make the few positives brought by Covid-19 last? Is the environment going to suffer further as the world slowly moves past the pandemic?

    After 9.15am, we'll speak to a professor who found that a chemical compound called BPS — that was touted as a safe alternative to its more unstable cousin BPA — may itself increase cancer risk and spur breast cancer growth.

    19/01/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    19/01/2022 - Pandemic’s impact on the environment

    19/01/2022 - Potential health risk of BPS




    Helga Vanthournout, Senior Advisor of ADM Capital Foundation


    Chris B, Founder, Musicians Foundation and the Underground HK


    Dr Charles Ng, medical doctor and public health expert from Johns Hopkins


    Ronnie Leung, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding & Logistics


    Maurice Kong, First Vice Chairman, Institute of Dining Professionals


    Ryan Ip, Head of Land & Housing Research, Our Hong Kong Foundation


    Dr Raymond Tso, a specialist in Respiratory Medicine

    Omicron variant; and wild boars

    主持人:Jim Gould and Ada Wong

    8:30am-9:15am: Omicron variant

    8:30am-9:15am: Benjamin Cowling, Head of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong

    8:45am-9:00am: Mary-Louise McLaws, epidemiologist at University of New South Wales and advisor to the World Health Organization

    9:00am-9:15am: Dr Siddharth Sridhar, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong

    9:15am-9:30am: wild boars

    9:15am-9:30am: Dr David Gething, Founder and Chief Veterinary Officer, Creature Comforts Veterinary Group

    On Tuesday's Backchat: the Omicron coronavirus variant; and more on wild boars.

    Hong Kong has reported three imported cases of Omicron, which was first detected in southern Africa, and has now been found in Israel, Germany, Italy, Britain and Australia.

    The new, heavily mutated variant has prompted a number of countries and regions, to impose new travel curbs. Arrivals in Hong Kong from anywhere with Omicron outbreaks now have to spend seven days at the Penny’s Bay quarantine centre, followed by two weeks’ of hotel isolation.

    Australia will also review its plans to reopen borders to foreign students and skilled workers from December 1.

    From 9:15am, we’re talking more about wild boars as the government’s new catch-and-kill approach has sparked criticism from animal rights group and vets.


    30/11/2021 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    30/11/2021 - Omicron variant

    30/11/2021 - Wild boars

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