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  • 2022 OCASSP Dinner
    OCASSP Dinner 2022

    Covid has taken such a toll on being able to get together with friends and colleagues from near and far. It was so nice being able to attend the 2022 OCASSP Dinner in person last night. Sharing industry related information as well as personal reconnections with colleagues from long ago in addition to meeting new… Read More

  • Histoplasma-Fungal-Spread (1)
    Nationwide Problem: Serious Lung Infections Caused by Soil Fungi

    During my college years, one of my last classes was an epidemiology class and one of the text books we used was titled “The Coming Plaque” (Laurie Garrett, 1994, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, This book discussed, in-depth, the damage humans were causing primarily to ourselves, and to our planet, by de-forestation, developing rural lands,… Read More

  • silica-dust
    Silica Trending in the news

    The hazards of silica have been know for decades, that it completely true. Francis Perkins, the first female cabinet member of the United States, serving as the fourth Secretary of Labor under Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933-1945) was part of an exhaustive investigation of the hazards of silica and was responsible for a report issued in… Read More