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Liu KS, Alevantis LE, and Offerman FJ,. A Survey of Environmental Tobacco Controls in California Office Buildings. Indoor Air (in press).

Liu KS, Paz K, Flessel CP, Waldman JM, and Girman J,. UnintentionalCarbon Monoxide Deaths from Residential and Other Nonvehicular Sources. Archives of Environmental Health (in press).

Macher JM,. Optimization of a procedure to isolate culturable microorganisms from carpet dust. Indoor Air (in press).

Macher JM,. Review of methods to isolate culturable microorganismsfrom settled dust. Indoor Air (in press).

Macher, JM and Burge HA,. Sampling Biological Aerosols. Chapter 23. In: Air Sampling Instruments. 9th edition. American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists, Cincinnati, OH.

Rosenberg J and Macher JM,. Infectious Airborne Bacteria. In: The Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. G. Bitton, ed. New York: Wiley (in draft)

Harding AL, Fleming DO and Macher JM,. Biological Hazards. Chapter 14. In: Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene. 5th edition.

BA Plog, J Niland, PJ Quinlan, eds. National Safety Council. Itasca, IL (in draft).
Wagner J and Leith D,. Field testing of a passive aerosol sampler.J. Aerosol Sci. 32:33-48.

Wagner J and Leith D,. Passive Aerosol Sampler. I: Principle of Operation. Aerosol Sci. Technol (in press).

Wagner J and Leith D,. Passive Aerosol Sampler. II: Wind Tunnel Experiments. Aerosol Sci. Technol (in press).

Miller SL and Macher JM,. Evaluation of a methodology for quantifying the effect of room air ultraviolet germicidal irradiation on airborne bacteria. Aerosol Sci. Technol. 33: 274-295.

Waldman JM,. How Can We Improve Air Quality In Commercial Buildings? Changes are needed in practice and policy (invited commentary). The Environmental Forum 17 (4): 50-59.

Wagner J and Leith D,. "Passive Aerosol Sampler", US Patent Application.

Tsai FC, Daisey JM and Apte MG,. An Exploratory Analysis of the Relationship between Mortality and the Chemical Composition of Airborne Particulate Matter. Inhalation Toxicology 12 (Supplement 2): 121-135.

Tsai FC, Smith KR, Vichit-Vadakan N, Ostro BD, Chestnut LG and Kungskulniti N,. Indoor/Outdoor PM10 and PM2.5 in Bangkok, Thailand. J. Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology 10: 15-26.

Alevantis LE,. Indoor Air Quality-Related Legislation in California (USA). Proceedings: Indoor Environment and Human Exposure: Future Needs for Policy-Science. Interface European Commission Workshop on Urban Air, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 16-18,.

Hernandez M, Miller SL, Landfear DW and Macher JM,. A combined fluorochrome method for quantification of active and inactive bioaerosols. Aerosol Sci. Technol.

Macher JM,. Data analysis. In: Bioaerosols: Assessment and Control. American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists, Cincinnati, OH.
Burge HA and Macher JM,. Source organisms. ibid.

Burge HA, Macher JM, and Milton DK,. Data Evaluation. ibid.
Nardell EA and Macher JM,. Respiratory infections  transmission and environmental control. ibid.

Willeke K and Macher JM,. Air sampling. ibid.

Macher JM and Rosenberg J,. Evaluation and Management of Exposure to Infectious Agents. In: Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health, Second Edition, DiBernardinis LJ, Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY, pp. 287-371.

Miller SL., Cheng YS, and Macher JM,. Guest Editorial. Aerosol Sci. Technol. 30:93-99.

Macher JM,. Instrument Performance Criteria  Bioaerosol samplers. Appl Occup Environ Hyg. 12(11):723-729.

Zhou JY, Liu KS, Waldman JM, and Gong P,. Spatial Relationship between Indoor Radon Concentrations and Seismic Activities in Ventura, California, Proceedings of the International Symposium of Geoinformatics and Socioinformatics, Michigan, June.

Wagner J and Leith D,. Laboratory and field testing of a passive aerosol sampler. In Proceedings of the Third Colloquium on Particulate Air Pollution and Human Health, R. Phalen and Y. Bell, eds., Air Pollution Health Effects Laboratory, University of California, Irvine, CA, p. 11-3 (abstract).

Chestnut LG, Ostro BD, Vichit-Vadakan N, Laixuthai A, Aekplakorn W, Smith KR and Tsai FC,. Health Effects of Particulate Matter Air Pollutionin Bangkok. Final report prepared for the World Bank and the Royal ThaiGovernment (March).


Earlier Publications

Using Ultraviolet Radiation and Ventilation to Control Tuberculosis .1990. Air and Industrial Hygiene Laboratory and Tuberculosis Control and Refugee Health Programs Unit: California Department of Health Services,Berkeley, CA.


Minimizing the Risk of Legionnaires' Disease in Public Buildings .1995. Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control and Divisionof Drinking Water and Environmental Management, California Department ofHealth Services, Berkeley, CA.


Guidelines for ReducingOccupant Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from Office BuildingConstruction Materials. Released July. L.E. Alevantis (leadauthor). California Department of Health Services, Berkeley CA.


List of Private Firms That Offer Indoor Air Quality Services .1997. Environmental Health Laboratory Branch, Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, Berkeley CA.


A "Do -it-yourself" Inspection of a Ventilation System .Air and Industrial Hygiene Laboratory, California Department of Health Services,Berkeley CA. 


Quinlan, P., Macher, J.M., Alevantis, L.E. and Cone, J.E., "Protocolfor the Comprehensive Evaluation of Building-Associated Illness," Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. 4(4):771-797 .


S.B. Hayward, K.S. Liu, L.E. Alevantis, K. Shah, S. Loiselle, F.J. Offermann, Y.L. Chang, and L. Webber, "Effectiveness of Ventilation and Other Controls in Reducing Exposure to ETS in Office Buildings", accepted for presentation at the 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate,Helsinki, Finland, July 4-8,.


J.R. Girman, L.E. Alevantis, P. Flessel, M.F. Fracchia, N.V. Kapadia,L.M. Webber, and W.J. Wehrmeister, "Measuring Concentrations and PredictingExposure to Trichloroethylene from Correction Fluids", accepted for presentationat the 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate,Helsinki, Finland, July 4-8,.


L.E. Alevantis, "A Computer-Controlled System for Measuring Ventilation Rates of Buildings Using Sulfur Hexafluoride as a Tracer Gas," pp. 257-265 in Design and Protocol for Monitoring Indoor Air Quality, ASTM STP 1002, N.L. Nagada and J.P. Harper, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia,.


Girman, J.R., Alevantis, L.E., Petreas, M.X. and Webber, L.M., "Building Bake-out Studies," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Vol. 3, pp. 349-354, Toronto, Canada, July.


Liu, K-S., Huang, F-Y., Hayward, S. B., Wesolowski, J.J. and Sexton,K., "Irritant Effects of Formaldehyde Exposure in Mobile Homes," Environ.Health Perspec. 94:91-94,.


Sexton, K., Petreas, M.X. and Liu, K-S., "Formaldehyde Exposures Inside Mobile Homes," Env. Sci. & Tech. 23(8):985-988 .


Harding, L, D.O., Fleming J.M.Macher.. Biological Hazards. Chapter 14 in: Fundamentals of IndustrialHygiene. 4th edition. B.A.. Plog, J. Niland, P.J. Quinlan, eds. NationalSafety Council. Itasca, IL. pp. 403-449.


Macher, J.M., M.A. Chatigny, H.A. Burge.. Sampling Airborne Microorganisms and Aeroallergens. Chapter23. in: Air Sampling Instruments. 8th edition. American Conferenceof Government Industrial Hygienists, Cincinnati, OH.


Macher, J.M., A.J. Streifel andD. Vesley.. Problem Buildings, Laboratories and Hospitals. in: Bioaerosols - Handbook of Samplers and Sampling. Lewis Publishers, Inc., Chelsea, MI.


Miller-Leiden, S., C. Lobascio, J.M. Macher, W.W. Nazaroff.. Effectiveness of in-room air filtration for tuberculosis infection control in health-care settings. J Air Waste Manage Assoc. 46:869-882.


Macher, J.M.. Limited water-to-air bacterial transfer from a residential evaporative air cooler. Environ Int. 21(6):761-764.


Chang, C-W, S.A. Grinshpun, K. Willeke, J.M. Macher, J. Donnelly, S.Clark, A. Juozaitis.. Factors affecting microbiological colony countaccuracy for bioaerosol sampling and analysis. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J.56(10):979-986.


Chang, C-W, Y-H Hwang, S.A. Grinshpun, J.M. Macher, K. Willeke..Evaluation of counting error due to colony masking in bioaerosol sampling.ApplEnviron Microbiol. 60(10):3732-3738.


Macher, J.M., L.E. Alevantis, Y-L Chang, K-S Liu.. Letter to theEditor: Effect of ultraviolet germicidal lamps on airborne microorganismsin an outpatient waiting room. Appl Occup Environ Hyg. 9(7):462.


Macher, J.M. and Girman, J.R., "Multiplication of Microorganisms inanEvaporative Air Cooler and Possible Indoor Air Contamination," Environ.Int., 16, 203 .


Liu, K-S., Chang, Y-L., Hayward, S.B., Gadgil, A.J. and Nero, A.V.,"The Distribution of Lifetime Cumulative Exposures to Radon for CaliforniaResidents," International Journal of Exposure Analysis and EnvironmentalEpidemiology (in press).


Liu, K-S., Hayward, S.B., Girman, J.R., Moed, B.A. and Huang, F-Y.,"Annual Average Radon Concentrations in California Residences," JAWMA,41 :1207-1212,1991.


 L.E. Alevantis, F.J. Offermann, S. Loiselle, and J.M. Macher. "Pressure and Ventilation Requirements ofHospital Isolation Rooms for Tuberculosis (TB) Patients: Existing Guidelinesin the United States and a Method for Measuring Room Leakage", in Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Hospitals, M. Maroni, Ed., Kluwer AcademicPublishers, Netherlands,, pp. 101-116.


L.E. Alevantis, K-S. Liu, S.B.Hayward, F.J. Offermann, K. B. Shah, K. Leiserson, E. Tsao, and Y. Huang."Effectiveness of Ventilation in 23 Designated Smoking Areas in CaliforniaOffice Buildings", Proceedings: IAQ 94 - Engineering Indoor Environments,pp. 89-103,St. Louis, Missouri, October 30 - November 2,, sponsoredby the AmericanSociety of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-ConditioningEngineers.


 L. E. Alevantis, K-S. Liu, S.B. Hayward, F.J. Offerman, K.B. Shah, K. Leiserson, E. Tsao, and Y. Huang, "Effectiveness of Ventilation in 23 Designated Smoking Areas in California Office Buildings", Proceedings of IAQ'94: Engineering Indoor Environments,, St. Louis, Missouri.


K-S. Liu, J.R. Girman, S.B. Hayward, Dennis Shusterman and Y-L. Chang, "Unintentional CO deaths in Californiafrom Charcoal Grills and Hibachis", Journal of Exposure Analysis andEnvironmental Epidemiology, 3(Suppl.1): 143-151;1993.


K-S. Liu, Y-L. Chang, S.B. Hayward, A.J. Gadgil, and A.V. Nero, "The Distribution of Lifetime Cumulative Exposures to Radon for California Residents", Journal of Exposure Analysis andEnvironmental Epidemiology, 3(2): 165-179;.


J.M. Macher, L.E. Alevantis, Y-L. Chang, and K-S. Liu, "Effect of Ultraviolet Germicidal Lamps on AirborneMicroorganisms in an outpatient Waiting Room", Applied Occupationaland EnvironmentalHygiene , 7(8): 505-513;1992.


K-S. Liu, Y-L. Chang, S.B. Hayward, A.J. Gadgil, and A.V. Nero, "Effects of Mobility upon the DistributionofLifetime Radon Exposures", Environmental Hygiene III, Heidelberg, Springer-Verlage,.


K-S. Liu, S.B. Hayward, J.R. Girman, B.A. Moed, F-Y. Huang, "Annual Average Radon Concentrations in California Residences", Journal of the Air &WasteManagement Association, 41:1207-1212,1991.


K-S. Liu, F-Y. Huang, S.B. Hayward, J.J. Wesolowski and K. Sexton, "Irritant Effects of Formaldehyde Exposure in Mobile Homes", Environmental Health Perspectives, 94:91-94,1991.


K.W. Kizer, S.B. Hayward, K-S.Liu, "Radon in California Homes", West. J. Med., 153:446-447,.



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