Allison Janse and Dr. Charles Gerba Present THE GERM FREAK'S GUIDE TO OUTWITTING COLDS AND FLU

Author Highlights:

Allison Janse is a trade book editor and freelance writer. She feels lucky to call South Florida home because she can justify frequent bulk purchases of sanitizing products as early hurricane preparation. She lives with her husband who, incidentally, is showing slight Germ Freak tendencies but their young twins, who they absolutely adore, are proof that being a Germ Freak is not likely a genetic trait.

Charles Gerba, Ph.D., is an internationally-renowned environmental microbiologist who made his reputation a quarter of a century ago by opening scientists' eyes to the dangerous things lurking in our groundwater. His lab created the first test to detect parasite cryptosporidium in water, changing the way municipalities treat tap water. He is a professor at the University of Arizona where he oversees cutting-edge experiments in the department of Soil, Water & Environmental Science. He has performed thousands of studies on everything from water quality in our homes to urine levels in community pools, from the germs present in airline bathrooms to pathogens in home hot tubs. His quick wit has endeared him to American audiences as Dr. Germ, and he appears regularly on Good Morning America, Dateline, CNN News and 60 Minutes as well as national magazines and newspapers. He lives with his wife in Tucson, Arizona.

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The Germ Freak's Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu: Guerilla Tactics to Keep Yourself Healthy at Home, at Work and in the World
Allison Janse with Charles Gerba, Ph.D.
ISBN: 0-7573-0327-7
$11.95-- Trade paperback