主持人：Janice Wong and Jenny Lam
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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.
主持人：Janice Wong and Jenny Lam
8:30am-9:15am: Hong Kong supply chain under Covid
8:30am-9:15am: Mark Michelson, chairman, Asia CEO Forum at IMA Asia
8:30am-9:00am: Achim Czerny, Associate Professor, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
8:45am-9:00am: Aaron Grant, Managing Director of growsFresh
9:00am-9:15am: Ronnie Leung, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Association of Freight For-warding & Logistics
9:15am-9:30am: pig heart transplant
9:15am-9:30am: Dr Katherine Fan, Cardiology Specialist, member of HK society of transplantation
On Thursday's Backchat, Hong Kong supply chain hit by Covid restrictions; and pig heart transplant.
Hong Kong will soon feel the bite of the tightened quarantine measures on aircrew, with cargo traffic and the supply of goods into the city set to drop, said Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday.
Mrs Lam said, "destroying this industry will not only affect the flight companies, it will affect every citizen", adding that some goods might get very expensive or even unavailable, with food, electronics and medicine among the worst affected.
The tighter rules have forced Cathay Pacific to cancel most of its planned passenger and cargo flights in January. The company will operate about 20% of its pre-pandemic cargo capacity and around 2% of its pre-pandemic passenger flight capacity this month.
How much of an impact will this have? Could it be worse? How worried should we be?
After 9.15am, we’ll look at the world-first pig heart transplant, after a man in the US has successfully received a heart transplant from a genetically-modified pig.