Welcome to EnvironResearchAssoc.com, the official website of Environmental Research Associates, Inc.  ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC., founded in 1970 by Director of Research, Michael H Levin, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., has diverse and extensive experience in dealing with a vast array of environmental issues.  The firm’s scientific and technical services assure its clients of the most up-to-date professional environmental counsel, thereby avoiding incorrect project starts and misinterpretation of results, saving both time and money.

Because an interdisciplinary approach to the solution of environmental problems has been found to be the most practical and effective, ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC., provides this by utilizing staff broadly educated and with excellent credentials in the environmental disciplines.

To find out how we can help with an environmental issue that is affecting you, contact us today! (or call us at: (610) 449-7400)


Real estate investigations are undertaken to determine the level of risk associated with purchase or refinancing. Services, including reports, are provided both for buyers and sellers in:

  • Environmental Audits, Assessments and Impact Studies
  • Drinking Water and Waste Water Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering Services, Land Use, and Ecological Planning
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • Noise Measurement and Control
  • Other Toxics, Hazardous Substances and Health Hazards
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Analysis of wood and wood products is necessary to prepare specifications for good practice in the use of woods and to assess the causes of wood failure. Services are provided in:

  • Analysis of Paints, Adhesives, Fire Retardants and Preservatives
  • Analysis of Manufacturing Process
  • Failure Analysis of Natural and Man-Made Materials
  • Identification of Woods from Non-Living or Living Plants
  • Physical, Chemical and Engineering Properties
  • Specifications for Proper Use of Wood in Construction and Other Applications
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Engineering and planning services are required to comply with federal, state and local statutes, codes and standards.  Services provided are:

  • Chemical Sampling, Monitoring and Analysis
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hazardous Waste and Waste Water Disposal
  • Land Surveys and Title Histories
  • Subsurface Investigations including Test Borings
  • Ground Water Hydrology and Monitoring
  • Watershed and Surface Waterbody Characteristics
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The federal government has established guidelines for monitoring health and safety in the workplace that also may also be applied to residences.  These form the basis of services provided for:

  • Air Monitoring and Chemical Analysis
  • Asbestos and Nuisance Particulates Testing
  • Mold and Bacteria Testing
  • Chemical Characterization of Inorganic and Organic Hazardous Substances
  • Drinking Water Analysis
  • Formaldehyde Testing
  • Microscopic Structure Analysis
  • Pesticide Analyses
  • Polychlorinated biphenyl Analysis
  • Radon Testing
  • Toxics Identification, Monitoring and Analyses   
  • Waste Disposal Analyses
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Environmental investigations are often required to understand the impact of proposed land development. Services are provided in:

  • Aerial Photography Interpretation and Photogrammetry
  • Interpretation of Chemical Analyses
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Environmental Audits, Assessments and Histories
  • Geology and Vegetation Management Surveys
  • Lake and River Investigations      
  • Natural Areas and Park Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Soils Survey, Mapping and Erosion Control
  • Tideland, Wetland and Riparian Determinations
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These searches determine what is known about a subject in order to provide answers to questions concerning environmental and other scientific issues.  Services include:

  • Comprehensive Searches and Obtaining Professional
  • Journal Articles and Other Written Materials
  • Reproducing and Interpreting Photographs
  • Documenting Historical Records
  • Writing Authoritative Literature Reviews
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ERA’s Professional Services are undertaken with complete certification and prompt, confidential reporting in accordance with applicable governmental regulations. Additional information and professional credentials are available upon request.

Dr. Levin has conducted and directed scientific,  engineering and planning research since 1964.  He believes that each project requires a comprehensive literature search in association with the gathering of facts and clear exposition of results.Dr. Levin founded ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES (ERA) IN 1970, at a time when the nation’s awareness became focused upon the problems of air, land, and water.Prior to ERA, Dr. Levin was a faculty member teaching the environmental sciences at public and private universities in the United States and Canada. His research then and since has been concerned with alterations or disturbance of natural systems.  Drawing on this background, he has authored numerous reports and treatises describing the management of natural resources, man made systems and human health investigations.His areas of scientific knowledge and long-term expertise include real estate evaluations of a comprehensive environmental nature, regional planning studies, environmental impact studies, natural resource surveys and human health and safety investigations.  In association with these, he offers a wide variety of laboratory and testing services. Wood evaluation, including identification of species and measurement of physical, chemical and engineering properties, has involved Dr. Levin in a wide variety of research investigations concerned with the effects of various agents on natural woods, plywood and veneers, and fiberboards, resulting in different types of degradation processes.Dr. Levin has testified in State Courts in New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, and Delaware, and in Federal Court in Canada concerning: conservation of the Coastal Zone, disposal of  low level radioactive waste, product liability and construction liability.  In addition, his authoritative environmental research has settled disputes concerning toxic and hazardous substances in the human environment.Dr. Levin holds a B.S. degree from the University of Vermont and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University.  He was elected to Sigma Xi, the scientific honor society equivalent to Phi Beta Kappa. A member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) since 1960, he was awarded Fellowship status in 1968.  In 1981, he was among the first Senior Ecologists in the nation to be certified by the Ecological Society of America.Professional Listings have included:
American Men and Women of Science; Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans; Community Leaders of America; Dictionary of International Biography; Dictionary of International Biography; Directory of Environmental Life Scientists; 5,000 Personalities of the World; International Directory of Distinguished Leadership; International Leaders in Achievement;  International Who’s Who of Contemporary Achievement; Personalities of the Americas; The Naturalists Directory; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the East; Who’s Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology Today; Who’s Who in Society.