Benjamin Tanner

Microbiologist

Dr. Benjamin Tanner is the President and CEO of Microchem Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona where he studied environmentally-mediated infctious disease transmission under Dr. Charles Gerba. He founded Antimicrobial Test Laboratories in 2006 and Cosmetic Test Labs in 2012, which were later combined with Microchem Laboratory. Prior to founding his first contract research lab, he worked as a microbiologist for the Clorox Company in Pleasanton, California.

Episodes for this expert

  • Germs: Friend or Foe For Your Family?

    It never fails. Your child picks up an object and tries to put it directly into their mouth! Or perhaps your toddler sneezes all over the toys and forgets to wash his hands. Germs are probably all over your home, but does it really matter? Do we really need to be lathering our kids up with antibacterial wipes and disinfectants? Can some of these germs actually be helpful?

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