Affiliation: Northern Illinois University
- Disaster waste characteristics and radiation distribution as a result of the Great East Japan EarthquakeTomoyuki Shibata
Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy and School of Nursing and Health Studies, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, United States
Environ Sci Technol 46:3618-24. 2012..Work is needed to develop policies a priori for handling wastes from combined catastrophes such as those recently observed in Japan...
- Quantitative microbial risk assessment of human illness from exposure to marine beach sandTomoyuki Shibata
Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy and School of Nursing and Health Studies, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, United States
Environ Sci Technol 46:2799-805. 2012..More research is needed in evaluating risk from yeast and helminth exposures as well as in identifying acceptable levels of risk for skin infections associated with sand exposures...
- Evaluation of conventional and alternative monitoring methods for a recreational marine beach with nonpoint source of fecal contaminationTomoyuki Shibata
NSF NIEHS Oceans and Human Health Center, Rosenstiel School, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
Environ Sci Technol 44:8175-81. 2010....
- Traditional and molecular analyses for fecal indicator bacteria in non-point source subtropical recreational marine watersChristopher D Sinigalliano
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Water Res 44:3763-72. 2010....
- Quantitative evaluation of enterococci and Bacteroidales released by adults and toddlers in marine waterSamir M Elmir
NSF NIEHS Oceans and Human Health Center, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, EG 211 Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
Water Res 43:4610-6. 2009..7+/-4.4% on average. Although shedding via beach sand may contribute a small fraction of the microbial load during initial bathing, it may have a significant role if bathers go to water repetitively after sand exposure...
- Shedding of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from adult and pediatric bathers in marine watersLisa R W Plano
Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33130, USA
BMC Microbiol 11:5. 2011..The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the amount and characteristics of the shedding of methicillin sensitive S. aureus, MSSA and MRSA by human bathers in marine waters...
- A mass balance approach for evaluating leachable arsenic and chromium from an in-service CCA-treated wood structureTomoyuki Shibata
University of Miami, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, P O Box 248294, Coral Gables, FL, 33124 0630, United States
Sci Total Environ 372:624-35. 2007..The study suggests that potential exposures to arsenic exist indirectly through an environment that is contaminated with arsenic leached from in-service CCA-treated wood...
- Human-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from a subtropical recreational marine beachLisa R W Plano
Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
Microb Ecol 65:1039-51. 2013..aureus in the water; however, no association between exposure to S. aureus in these waters and reported illness was found. This report supports the concept that humans are a potential direct source for S. aureus in marine waters...
- Use of handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometry units for identification of arsenic in treated woodColleen N Block
University of Miami, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, P O Box 248294, McArthur Building, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0630, USA
Environ Pollut 148:627-33. 2007..XRF results were found to be 1.5-2.3 times higher than measurements from traditional laboratory analysis. Equations can be developed to convert XRF values to results which are consistent with traditional laboratory testing...
- Evaluation of commercial landscaping mulch for possible contamination from CCAGary Jacobi
University of Miami, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, P O Box 248294, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0630, United States
Waste Manag 27:1765-73. 2007..The maximum arsenic concentration measured in the mulch samples evaluated was 230 mg/kg, which was above the Florida residential direct exposure regulatory guideline of 2.1 mg/kg...
- Oxidation of aqueous EDTA and associated organics and coprecipitation of inorganics by ambient iron-mediated aerationJames D Englehardt
Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami, PO Box 248294, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 0630, USA
Environ Sci Technol 41:270-6. 2007..This ambient process, to our knowledge previously unknown, agrees with recently reported findings and shows promise for remediation of metals, metalloids, and radionuclides in wastewater, soil, and sediment...
- Monitoring marine recreational water quality using multiple microbial indicators in an urban tropical environmentTomoyuki Shibata
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami, P O Box 248294, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0630, USA
Water Res 38:3119-31. 2004..Exceedence of water quality guidelines, and thus the frequency of beach advisories, depends upon which indicator microbe is chosen...
- Arsenic leaching from mulch made from recycled construction and demolition wood and impacts of iron-oxide colorantsTomoyuki Shibata
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 0630, USA
Environ Sci Technol 40:5102-7. 2006..Besides colorant addition other factors were observed to affect the amount of arsenic leached from contaminated mulch. These include the proportion of CCA-treated wood in the mulch, time, and pH of rainfall...