Tyana Grundig

Tyana Grundig is an award-winning investigative journalist with CBC Marketplace. If you have a story tip, contact us at marketplace@cbc.ca

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Marketplace tested over 20 different masks. Here's what will best protect you and others during the pandemic

Public health officials have said masks are critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19, but rigorous tests conducted on behalf of CBC's Marketplace found that while some work very well, others offer little protection from particles that transmit the novel coronavirus. And one type of mask can even spread the particles to others.
MARKETPLACE

Looking for local appliance repair? Why you can't always trust what you find on Google Maps

If your washing machine is on the blink and you're looking for appliance repair, be wary — new evidence from an investigation by CBC's Marketplace reveals that you can’t always trust Google when it comes to finding a reliable local appliance repair person.
Marketplace

Hidden cameras and secret trackers reveal where Amazon returns end up

It’s safe to say that online shoppers like the promise of easy — and even better, free — returns. But it may surprise consumers to learn what can actually happen to all those unwanted items. 
MARKETPLACE

Shrimp containing antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in Canadian grocery stores

A CBC Marketplace investigation has found worrying levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria on imported shrimp bought at major grocery stores across Canada.
MARKETPLACE

Some baby foods sold in Canada would be 'illegal in Europe,' arsenic testing shows

A CBC Marketplace-Radio-Canada investigation into baby cereals and snacks has found that the arsenic levels in two Canadian rice-based products would see them pulled off store shelves in Europe, according to one of the world's leading arsenic experts.
MARKETPLACE

Social engineering is the new method of choice for hackers. Here's how it works.

Is your name and your phone number all it takes for a hacker to take over your cellphone account? Marketplace's latest investigation has found that just a few pieces of personal information could leave you vulnerable.
Marketplace

American apple juice is clearly labelled, but Canada's rules leave consumers in the dark

Bearing glossy red fruit, phrases like "Canada Choice" or "prepared in Canada," and other subtle hints, the packaging on apple juice gives Canadian consumers the impression they're drinking apples from this country.
Marketplace

Hidden camera reveals how bank employees mislead and upsell on pricey credit card insurance

A Marketplace hidden camera investigation is raising questions about how bank employees are selling a pricey and controversial product marketed to help with credit card payments if you lose your job or get sick.
Marketplace

'There is no validity': Unproven blood tests for food sensitivity widely offered in Canada

Two of Canada's biggest labs promote and offer something known as IgG food tests at their labs, marketed as a way to test for food sensitivities. But medical experts call these blood tests "irrelevant," "unvalidated" and "inappropriate" when it comes to tracking food intolerance.
MARKETPLACE

Debt, pain and more surgery: The true cost of gastric band procedure hyped as weight-loss fix

The commercial made it seem so easy — "You're in, you're out and you're shopping … what could be better?" But Barbara Litt's gastric band surgery couldn't have gone worse. It left her in debt and in pain. And she's not alone.
MARKETPLACE

'We're designing minds': Industry insider reveals secrets of addictive app trade

The average Canadian teenager is on track to spend nearly a decade of their life staring at a smartphone, and that’s no accident, according to an industry insider who shared time-sucking secrets of the app design trade.
MARKETPLACE

RCMP says free trial scams are fraudulent, but credit card companies make victims pay

Every week, Marketplace receives dozens of emails from Canadians reporting all kinds of consumer concerns and deceptive schemes. Here's an in-depth look at the one scam that has generated more angry emails than all the rest.

Health Canada licensing of natural remedies 'a joke,' doctor says

Natural and homeopathic products, which are often sold alongside over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs on store shelves, may be backed by little to no scientific evidence, and there’s no way for consumers to tell.

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