Indoor Air Quality
Better With Smoking And Ventilation
- This section -- of particular interest to the hospitality industry and the work sector in general -- contains information about indoor air quality and ventilation. Here, we publish evidence that demonstrates the scientific fraud about second hand smoke.
| || Environmental Tobacco Smoke in the Nonsmoking Section of a Restaurant: A Case Study - This study, sponsored by the Hotel Association of Canada, clearly demonstrates (with sophisticated electronic equipment) that, with some ventilation, the air quality of a smoking area is equal (if not better) than the quality of the air where smoking is forbidden altogether. This is not good news for those who hold the absurd position that passive smoke cannot be eliminated; position held to hide that what they seek is not "protection" of non smokers from non-existing dangers to health, but prohibition for social control. Each time direct electronic measurement is used, it turns out that the amounts of toxic substances in passive smoke are small enough to make every honest observer smile at the claims of the antismoking stooges. We'll light one up to that. |
| || Environmental Tobacco Smoke in an Unrestricted Smoking Workplace: Area and Personal Exposure Monitoring - Passive smoking not as big a threat? In fact, it is no threat at all.When studies on passive smoking are not based on twisted questionnaires, the truth comes out. "Although smoking was completely unrestricted inside the main office areas of the facility, ETS levels, either areal or from personal exposure measurements, were lower than those estimated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration to be present in such facilities." The overestimation of something that has not even been proven to be a hazard is a well established technique of the antismoking crooks.|
| || ... And They Keep Missing the Target!... - An interesting essay by Ben Lieberman on the causes of asthma, and the midless energy-saving/global warming nonsense that causes the suffering of children and adults because of downgraded indoor ventilation. It is much easier for corrupt, irresponsible professionals and politicians to blame secondhand smoke. Introductory comments by Gian Turci.|
|Continuous Assessment of Indoor Fine Particles With a Portable Nephelometer - We offer excerpts from a study completed in 1996 in Vancouver. Here are some conclusions we may infer from the discussion of results: (1) There is little difference between the non-smoking restaurants and the non-smoking sections of restaurants with designated smoking areas. (2) Cooking can lead to particulate levels in non-smoking establishments as high as those in establishments that allow smoking.|
Introduction by Stephen Stewart, PhD., P.Eng.
|Assessment of Volatile Hydrocarbons from Tobacco Smoke and from Vehicle Emissions - This study from Sweden demonstrates that a person driving a car downtown is exposed to the same amounts of pollutants as being in a smoky cafe`... but kids are not forbidden from riding in cars!|
| ||Assessment Of Non-Smokers' Exposure To Environmental Tobacco Smoke Using Personal-Exposure And Fixed-Location Monitoring - This study demonstrates that by proprely using ventilation systems it is possible to dilute secondhand smoke (ETS) to a level that is below the most rigid possible standard. You will notice that, in order to read the emissions of ETS, the instrumentation had to be sensitive enough to pick up emissions from common office glue, and inks!|
| || Airliner Cabin Environment: Contaminant Measurements, Health Risks, and Mitigation Options - This massive study was commissioned by US Department Of Transport to ascertain the "dangers" of Environmental Tobacco Smoke. When it demonstrated that it takes over 42,000 hrs of exposure to ETS to inhale the equivalent of one cigarette, the study was quickly buried!|
|The B.C. AirCare Report - The read-outs from BC AirCare laboratories indicate that vehicular emissions in 1995 in the Vancouver's Lower Mainland amounted to 324,500 tons, or 2 pounds per person per day. It is quite hard to picture Environmental Tobacco Smoke as a danger to health when confronted with this reality.|