Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Alderman Waterhouse Explains Troupe's Draconian Public Drinking Law on Reardon

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quincy Troupe's Proposed Public Drinking Law

Quincy Troupe's Drinking Law

I just read thru Alderman Quincy Troupe's proposes public drinking law a couple times and it is pretty confusing. Doesn't this law ban drinking beer at any picnic in Forest Park except a licensed picnic event? And what about tailgating at Ram's games? Nonintoxicating beer is banned too? So you can't sit in the park with an O'douls and read a book.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Three "smoke specific ventilation systems" in a restaurant

These ceiling fans would qualify as "smoke specific ventilation systems" for the new Wash U secondhand smoke study. Martin Pion wasn't sure to what extent ceiling fans were the subject of the new research. He is currently checking and will let us know.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wash U Secondhand Smoke Study

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We have no idea if the Wash U study tested any reputable air purification systems. The units in the tested establishment may well have been inadequate and poorly maintained. The Double D Lounge has five perfectly maintained air purification machines that remove all components of secondhand smoke from bar air. I challenge Wash U to test the air at the Double D Lounge.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Wash U Secondhand Smoke Study Proved Nothing About Ventilation

I challenge the Wash U researchers to test the air at the Double D Lounge which has five of the most powerful air purification systems ever made running 24/7. These units remove all the components of secondhand smoke from bar air. If the air at Double D Lounge is found to be polluted, then I'll concede their point.

Till then, we have no idea what "ventilation systems" were in use in the establishments tested since the establishments tested remain unnamed. "Ventilation systems" could mean anything?

Some lesser filtration systems get the particles but leave the nicotine behind. Dr. Walt Sumner, President of the St. Louis Academy of Family Physicians says it is the particles that are harmful, not the chemicals.

Maybe by "ventilation systems" they meant purifans:

Wash U Releases Secondhand Smoke Study Today

Very few St. Louis establishments have adequate air purification systems installed to deal with secondhand smoke. The Double D Lounge has the best system of any bar in St. Louis City or County. That system runs 24/7 and is scrupulously maintained. Wash U didn't study the Double D Lounge. So what can this study tell us except that bars with lousy ventilation and no purification systems are smoky?

If this study finds that ventilation and air purification are ineffective against secondhand smoke, then why does OSHA allow workplaces to clear car exhaust and welding smoke with the same technology? Why does Barnes hospital use the same technology to keep its operating rooms free of viruses and bacteria?

Wednesday, September 01, 2010