Fear of a Microbial Planet

is a newsletter about fighting back against a germophobic safety culture. I will write about how our knowledge of beneficial microbes can be harnessed to improve human health, and how an irrational fear of microbes has distorted science, public health messaging, and health policy.

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Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at IUSM-Terre Haute. Formerly CDC/NIOSH. Author of the forthcoming book Fear of a Microbial Planet: How a Germophobic Safety Culture Makes Us Less Safe.