The Five-Second Rule and Other Myths About Germs: What Everyone Should Know About Bacteria, Viruses, Mold, and Mildew

The Five-Second Rule and Other Myths About Germs: What Everyone Should Know About Bacteria, Viruses, Mold, and Mildew

by Anne E. Maczulak

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560259503
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 11/08/2007
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Anne E. Maczulak, Ph.D. has been a microbiologist in industry and academia for 20 years. She currently consults in quality assurance for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, consumer product, and chemical companies. Maczulak's career has covered research in a range of microbal environments, such as the skin and scalp, kitchen drains, and even the inside of a cow's stomach. She lives in Novato, CA.

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Microbes in Your Life     vii
What is Microbiology? A Few Basics     1
Microbes in the News     21
We All Live In a Microbial World     47
Eat, Drink, and Be Microbial     85
Clean It Like You Mean It     125
Infections and Disease     153
These Are Microbial Times     195
On the Horizon     221
The Five-Second Finale     243
Twenty-five Frequently Asked Questions     245
Glossary     257
Microbiology Resources     267
Bibliography     269
Acknowledgments     277
Index     279
About the Author     295

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