To the Editor:—
The New Jersey Allergy Society has formed a committee on aerobiology to do an air survey of the state of New Jersey for the purpose of finding allergenic factors not presently recognized. The work will be done in the following fields: (1) pollen surveys, (2) bacteria surveys, (3) fungi surveys, (4) chemical contaminants and (5) meteorology.With funds supplied by Schering Laboratories, six Wells air centrifuges will be set up in widely separated sites in the state. Daily air specimens will be studied. The chairmen for the entire project are Drs. Nathan Schaffer of East Orange, and Edward E. Seidman, of Plainfield. Subchairmen are as follows:
The subcommittee on mycology, which consists of Drs.
Pollen, Dr. L. Byck, Newark.
Bacteria, Dr. E. Seidman, Plainfield.
Fungi, Dr. N. Schaffer, East Orange.
Chemical contaminants, Dr. C. Weston, Glen Ridge.
Meteorology, Dr. F. Rosen, Newark.