Talking Aerosols started as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the desperate need (especially in the US) for medical grade masks. Under the guidance of Dr. Steven Fry, and with the collaboration of numerous medical and public health people, we launched our own line of high quality medical masks for use by anyone.
…comprises Dr. Steven Fry and a small group of talented local Mayan seamstresses here in Mérida Mexico.
Our Goal: Masks for those who need them.
We donate more masks than we sell! Through a percentage of sales proceeds and direct donations, we make and distribute masks to medical personnel, essential workers and vulnerable populations.
Steven M. Fry
Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Aerosol Science,
Medical Laboratory Measurement Science,
Public Health & Environment
Talking Aerosols is the latest iteration of Steve Fry’s commitment to public health. For the past 15 years, Dr. Fry has lived and worked in Yucatán, Mexico.
He has been part of the team doing research into Dengue and Chikungunya viruses at The Dr. Hideyo Noguchi Regional Research Center (CIR) at the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY).
In cooperation with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the US National Institute of Health Dr. Fry has participated in the successful completion of over $1.5 million of Dengue Virus control programs.
Dr. Fry’s wife is Maria-Alba Loroño Pino, who holds a Ph.D. in Virology and Masters in Public Health. Dr. Loroño founded Mexico’s first Dengue laboratory in 1982 and, for three years, ran Mexico’s only Biosafety Level 3 lab. She is highly respected in her field with 26 virology publications.
Summary of Dr. Fry’s Professional Background
Dr. Steven Fry has more than 45 years of personal and professional experience in improving & protecting the health of over 2 billion people worldwide.
During the 1990’s, Dr. Fry was the owner of Paragon Analytics, a top-ranked environmental analysis laboratory in the USA. Dr. Fry’s lab was a key participant in successful cleanup programs at all large DOE & DOD sites across America, ridding them of use of industrial solvents, chemicals, pesticides, and other cancer-causing agents
Dr. Fry was the very first Western scientist invited into the former Soviet Union, to work on ways to increase longevity of citizens’ average 52-yr. life spans. In 1992, Dr. Fry was invited by the Clinton Administration to do similar work in Belarus, Moldova, and Tajikistan.
For more than a decade Dr Fry was on the Chemistry Faculty of both Colorado State University and Alfred University, where he taught chemistry, medical lab, and public health principles.
Dr. Fry has published research on seven analytical methods to improve water quality at paper and pulp processing sites for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
At the start of his Public Health protection career, Dr. Fry was part of the unique team at University of Illinois that kicked Tetra-ethyl lead out of gasoline, improving the health of millions of people worldwide.