REBECCA BASCOM is Director of the Environmental Research Facility and Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is a physician, board certified in internal medicine (pulmonary medicine) and preventive medicine (occupational medicine). Dr. Bascom is a member of the American Thoracic Society (Long Range Planning, Environmental and Occupational Health Assembly), American Academy of Allergy and Immunology (chairing the Committee on Environmental Control and Air Pollution), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the American Public Health Association. Her research interests center on differential responsiveness to irritants and the effects of irritants on allergic diseases. Her professional practice centers on occupational and environmental respiratory diseases and on the development of practical work site surveillance programs to assist in the control of respiratory hazards.

EULA BINGHAM is Professor of Environmental Health in the School of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Bingham also serves as a trustee for the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Greater Cincinnati Occupational Health Clinic, and Director of the Ohio Hazardous Substance Institute and is a member of the Institute of Medicine. Her research interests are in environmental health, occupational safety and health, and chemical carcinogenesis. Dr. Bingham has served in numerous public-sector positions including: Department of Labor (Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, National Institute for Safety and Health study section), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Food and Drug Advisory Commission, Environmental Health Advisory Commission), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Science Advisory Board). Dr. Bingham has also served as a member of several committees and boards for the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, and Institute of Medicine. Dr. Bingham is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Public Service Award and the American Public Health Association Alice Hamilton Award.

ROBERT K. BUSH is a Professor of Medicine (CHS) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Chief of Allergy at the William S. Middleton Veterans Affairs Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin. He is an active member of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology and the American Thoracic Society. He serves on the Allergenic Products Advisory Panel to the U.S Food and Drug Administration and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. His research interests include the characterization of fungal and occupational allergens.

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