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Selected Publications By Dr. Michaels



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37.Michaels, RA.  Hudson River PCB dredging: mid-course assessment, and implications regarding possible project continuation vs. termination.  Environmental Practice, 12(4):377-94, December 2010;


36. Michaels, RA.  Gulf oil blowout: a lesson not to be learned by experience.  Environmental Practice, 12(4):396-7, December 2010;


35.Michaels, RA.  Three decades of the CEP credential and environmental professional certification.  Environmental Practice, 11(1):52-6; March 2009;


34.Michaels, RA.; and UM Oko.  Bias in the US EPA baseline health risk assessment supporting the decision to require dredging of PCB-bearing sediments from the Hudson River.  Environmental Practice, 9(2):96-111, June 2007;


33.Michaels, RA.  Creationism, Intelligent Design, and the environmental professional.  Environmental Practice, 7(4):210-1, December 2005;


32.Michaels, RA.  The emperor’s new clothes and the US EPA’s decision to dredge Hudson River PCBs.  Environmental Practice, 7(3), September 2005;


31.Michaels, RA.  Perspective:  The NAEP [National Association of Environmental Professionals] and the 2002 land mine resolution.  Environmental Practice, 7(1):6-9, March 2005;


30.Michaels, RA.  Particulate matter:  the Marines, EPA, and air quality. Guest Perspective. Arlington, Virginia; Risk Policy Report, 11(10):33-5, 26 October 2004;


29.Michaels, RA.  Environmental technology transfer synergism:  health risk assessment and community rejection of commercial electronic chip fabrication in upstate New York. International Journal of Technology Transfer & Commercialisation (UK), 1(4):424-52, 2002;


28.Michaels, RA.  EPA can no longer ignore risks potentially posed by hours-long PM excursions. Commentary. Risk Policy Report, 8(9):35-9, 18 September 2001;


27.Michaels, RA; and MT Kleinman.  Effects exerted by PM in minutes to hours, involving immunological and electrophysiological mechanisms, can account for epidemiological associations of daily morbidity and mortality with 24-hour-average PM in air. Inhalation Toxicology, 12(Supplement 2):151(Abstract), 2000;


26.Michaels, RA.; and MT Kleinman.  Incidence and apparent health-significance of brief airborne particle excursions. Aerosol Science & Technol, 32:93-105, Feb. 2000;


25.Keener, TC.; RK Jain, RA Michaels, and JW Weber. Exposure and health risks potentially posed to petroleum storage tank cleaners by volatile organic compounds.  Environmental Engineering and Policy, 1(4):235-48, December 1999;


24.Michaels, RA. Emergency planning and the acute toxic potency of inhaled ammonia.  Environmental Health Perspectives, 107(8):617-27, August 1999;


23.Michaels, RA.  Health effects of airborne particulate matter:  role of short-term exposures in producing chronic effects.  In:  Current Asbestos Issues, Sourcebook on Asbestos Diseases; George A. Peters and Barbara J. Peters, Editors.  Charlottesville, Virginia; Reed Elsevier, Inc.; Lexis Law Publishing Division; Volume 18, 472 pages, pp. 117-43, 1998;


22.Michaels, RA.  Permissible daily airborne particle mass levels encompass brief excursions to the ‘London fog’ range which may contribute to daily mortality and morbidity in communities.  Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 13(6):385-94, June 1998;


21.Michaels, RA.  Emergency planning:  critical evaluation of AEGLs for ammonia.  New York City, American Institute of Chemical Engineers; AIChE Technical Manual:  Ammonia Plant Safety, 38:179-84, 1998.


20.Michaels, RA. Emergency planning:  critical evaluation of proposed AEGLs for ammonia. Process Safety Progress, 17(2):134-7, 1998;


19.Michaels, RA. Particulate matter policy.  Science, 278:1,696 (letter); 5 Dec. 1997;


18.Michaels, RA.  Emergency planning:  critical evaluation of proposed Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) for ammonia. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Safety In Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), San Francisco, 8 pp., 22-25 September 1997;


17.Michaels, RA.  Acute Exposure Guideline Level (AEGL) development for emergency planning:  the ammonia example. Risk Policy Report, 4(8):34-6, 18 Aug. 1997;


16.Michaels, RA. Ammonia under the safety spotlight again. Nitrogen (London), 228:27-31, July/August 1997.


15.Michaels, RA; and MT Kleinman.  Dose-dependent health risks support control of one-hour airborne particle levels.  Proceedings, 90th Annual Meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association; Toronto, ONT, Canada; 8-13 June 1997, 21 pp. 1997;


14.Michaels, RA. A technically supportable middle ground in the particulate matter debate.  Commentary.  Risk Policy Report, 4(4):35-7, 18 April 1997;


13.Michaels, RA.  Airborne particle excursions contributing to daily average particle levels may be managed via a one-hour standard, with possible public health benefits. Aerosol Science and Technology, 25:437-44, November 1996;


12.Michaels, RA.  Health risks support a one-hour airborne particle standard with data acquisition via rapid automated monitoring instrumentation.  In:  Measurement of Toxic and Related Air Pollutants, U. S. EPA and Air and Waste Management Association; Research Triangle Park, NC; 7-9 May 1996; pp. 201-7, 1996;


11.Michaels, RA.  What’s wrong with this Clean Air Act particulate matter review picture:  reversal of the arrow of time?  Risk Policy Report, 3(7):32-4, 19 July 1996;


10.Michaels, RA.  Health risks and particle monitoring:  new technologies to meet emerging data needs. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 14th Annual Meeting, American Association for Aerosol Research, Abstracts, page 338, 9-13 October 1995;


09.Michaels, RA.  Mass poisoning.  Nature (London):346:505 (letter), 9 August 1990;


08.Michaels, RA.  Effects of postconception spermicide use.  American Journal of Public Health, 78(9):1,242-3; September 1988;


07.Michaels, RA; DW Crawford, BA Campbell, FH Lawrence. Exposure and risk assessment, health monitoring, and risk management for herbicide applicators.  National Academy of Sciences/Nat'l. Research Council, Transportation Research Record, 1016:21-7, 1985;


06.Michaels, RA, et al.  Habitability of the Love Canal Area--An Analysis of the Technical Basis for the Decision on the Habitability of the Emergency Declaration Area.  Washington, DC; U. S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, Technical Memorandum, OTA-TM-M-13, 58 pp., June 1983;


05.Michaels, RA; RG Rowland, and CF Wurster.  Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) inhibit photosynthesis per cell in the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana.  Environmental Pollution (Series A), 27:9-14, 1982;


04.Michaels, RA.  Changing the guard in Dominica:  elections and a hostage crisis.  Caribbean Review (Florida International University, Miami), 10(2):18-19, 48; Spring 1981;


03.Michaels, RA.  Polychlorinated Biphenyl Toxicity to Two Phytoplankters as a Function of Environmental Conditions.  Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 182 pages, 1979; Dissertation Abstracts International, 40(7), 1980;


02.Michaels, RA.  On habitat predictability and algal preadaptation to novel chemicals.  American Naturalist, 113:942-5, 1979;


01.Powers, CD; RG Rowland, RA Michaels, NS Fisher, and CF Wurster.  The toxicity of DDE to a marine dinoflagellate.  Environmental Pollution (London), 9(4):253-62, December 1975.