Not that I need to respond to American Non-Smoker's Rights......but because a few readers requested my answers to their letter, here they are.
American Non-Smoker’s Rights
The response to your four questions:
1, 2, 4) Let me start by saying that these questions are unfair to the air filtration manufacturers you cite on pages 3 & 4, because Global Air has the advantage of knowing the results of a local environmental health department air quality study conducted in 2004. The Crystal-Aire Smokeeter as well as the LS Smokeeter have already proven their abilities to eliminate health hazards, as defined by OSHA, not by our testing, nor by your well funded side of the issue, I am referring to RWJF, the Johnson & Johnson Company (Nicoderm) affiliate; rather by the City of St. Louis Park, MN. Environmental Health Department.
Within the 19 establishments whose air quality was tested regarding secondhand smoke, 2 bar / restaurants had model Crystal-Aire Smokeeters, and one had the model LS Smokeeter electronic aircleaners. The test results proved that Smokeeter establishment A had air quality regarding secondhand smoke 68 times safer than OSHA requires, B had air quality 152 times safer than OSHA requires, and C had air quality 174 times safer than OSHA requires.
Note: the City of SLP test results measured for nicotine, because nicotine is the only unique chemical in secondhand smoke, therefore it is referred to as a “trace” chemical. If you measured for formaldehyde, the carpet and other interior sources of formaldehyde would corrupt the test result. Benzene is given off from burning foods in the kitchen so again a false reading would be obtained, etc. etc. Therefore, nicotine is the ideal chemical to measure for in secondhand smoke. And then our comparison to OSHA guidelines is the logical manner in which to determine if secondhand smoke levels pose a health hazard.
OSHA’s permissible exposure limit (pel) for nicotine is 0.5 mg/ cu. Meter..ie. 0.0005 g/cu.M
The city of SLP readings are in micrograms (ug) / cu.M 3.3ug / cu. M……ie. 0.0000033 g/ cu.M is the median reading establishment B.
3) The Smokeeter electronic filtration system captures particulate to 0.01 micron particle size (eye of a needle = 100 microns), as for gases the Crystal-Aire utilizes 20 #lbs. of activated carbon which adsords (not absords) many volatile organic compounds (gases).
Global Air Filtration has always maintained the UAS warranty that all air cleaning equipment, when sized properly, meets or exceeds regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA), found on their website here:
Further supporting data regarding the SLP test results and OSHA comparison below:
City of St. Louis Park official results:
OSHA TABLE Z-1 Limits for Air Contaminants. - 1910.1000 TABLE Z-1:
Global Air Filtration Systems Inc.
Obviously the response ANR wanted, was for me to cower to their threats. But with the St. Louis Park test results showing secondhand smoke hazards well below OSHA permissible exposure limits......the only one with any explaining to do is American Non-Smoker's Rights and the other non-profits who have recieved nearly $200,000,000.00 from Nicoderm interests at RWJF.