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Frederick S. Mallette

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1954 Bio Note [1]

Mr. Mallette attended the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago.

From 1934 he studied atmospheric pollution in Detroit, and Michigan, and in 1936 became associated with the United States Public Health Service, in a nation-wide study of the effect of air contaminants upon the health of industrial workers. In 1939 he was appointed to the Air Hygiene Fellowship at Mellon Institute for Industrial Research, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1942 he was placed in charge of the industrial hygiene and toxicological programme of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, which company he has served as consultant since 1950. After the Donora (Pennsylvania) smog disaster, in which twenty deaths occurred and thousands made ill, he was appointed to head the air pollution control programme of the American Steel & Wire Division, United States Steel Company. In 1952 he became associated with The American Society of Mechanical Engineers as executive secretary of the Committee on Air Pollution Controls. In 1953 he was appointed research manager of that Society.

Mr. Mallette has made numerous contributions to the scientific literature and, in recognition of his work in the development of war standards, he received an award from the American Standards Association.

He is a charter member and Secretary of the American Industrial Hygiene Association; is vice-chairman of Committee D-22 on Methods of Atmospheric Sampling and Analysis of the American Society for Testing Materials; a member of the Chemical and Toxicological Committee of the Industrial Hygiene Foundation of America; for several years a member of the Programme Committee of the Air Pollution Control Association; a member of the American Iron & Steel Institute; and, in 1950, was invited by the President of the United States to participate in his National Conference on Industrial Safety.

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