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State of New York vs. COVID-19 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo periodically updates New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The latest reports of the number of new cases, the percentage of tests that were positive and many other relevant data points concerning COVID-19 are available at forward.ny.gov.

N.B. §22 of the New York State's General Construction Law, in pertinent part, provides that “Whenever words of the masculine or feminine gender appear in any law, rule or regulation, unless the sense of the sentence indicates otherwise, they shall be deemed to refer to both male or female persons.” NYPPL applies this protocol to individuals referred to in a decision self-identifying as LGBTQA+.

January 18, 2020

Articles by Dr. Robert A. Michaels, NYPER's environmental science consultant, recently published in the Environmental Claims Journal


Excessive PCBs in the Hudson River is discussed in an article by Dr. Michaels [corresponding author, [bam@ramtrac.com] and Uriel M. Oko. Click via the URL below for free access to the full text of the article from ResearchGate.

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Fracking in New York State: weighing risks and benefits - Click on the URL below for free access to the full text of this article by Dr. Michaels [corresponding author, [bam@ramtrac.com] and Dr. Randy W. Simon from ResearchGate. 

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Concerns about Electromagnetic Fields [EMFs] have been noted, most recently related to expanding of 5G antenna networks that are speeding up Internet service in communities. An article addressing this issue by Dr. Michaels [bam@ramtrac.com] can be downloaded from ResearchGate at no charge via https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331747414_Telecommunications_Electromagnetic_Fields_and_Human_Health

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Fungal risk vectors in the context of climate change, an article by Dr. Michaels [bam@ramtrac.com] addressing emerging health problems in the context of climate change can be downloaded from ResearchGate at no charge via  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318712818_Environmental_Moisture_Molds_and_Asthma-Emerging_Fungal_Risks_in_the_Context_of_Climate_Change 

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Reducing significant environmental impacts and potential public health risks associated with United States Postal Service operations is the focus of an article by Dr. Michaels  [bam@ramtrac.com] . It may be downloaded from ResearchGate at no charge via the following URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323256797_The_Emerging_Urgency_of_Mitigating_Environmental_Impacts_and_Potential_Public_Health_Risks_of_the_United_States_Postal_Service

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Legacy Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern: this article by Dr. Michaels [bam@ramtrac.com] can be downloaded from ResearchGate at no charge via the https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335432817_Legacy_Contaminants_of_Emerging_Concern_Lead_Pb_Flint_MI_and_Human_Health_published_online_12_September_2019_print_expected_January_2020

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Emerging green synergy in the science/religion relationship:  from conflict to potentially planet-saving cooperation.  The full text of the article can be downloaded from ResearchGate.net at no charge via the following URL:



Public Personnel Law E-books

The Discipline Book - A concise guide to disciplinary actions involving public employees in New York State set out in a 700 page e-book. For more information click on https://booklocker.com/books/5215.html

A Reasonable Disciplinary Penalty Under the Circumstances - A 442-page e-book focusing on determining an appropriate disciplinary penalty to be imposed on an employee in the public service in instances where the employee has been found guilty of misconduct or incompetence. Now available in two formats - as a large, paperback print edition and as an e-book. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/7401.html

The Layoff, Preferred List and Reinstatement Manual - A 645 page e-book reviewing the relevant laws, rules and regulations, and selected court and administrative decisions. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/5216.html

Disability Leave for fire, police and other public sector personnel - A 1098 page e-book focusing on disability benefits available to public officers and employees employed by New York State and its political subdivisions. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/3916.html