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1992 Nov 23: A Philip Morris lawyer's report on a Caracas meeting. AmbioConsult is being recruited for the Latin America IAQ studies, as part of the ETS Consultant Program (WhiteCoats). It says:
4. Building Studies. Ms. de Otero and Mr. Antich continue to be interested in the possibility of Ambioconsult's undertaking during 1993 a series of building studies in Caracas, focusing on ETS as well as other constituents of the indoor air.
[Note that the tobacco industry had already managed to lock some of their special-interest projects into the European Economic Community pork-barrel, thereby conducting their propaganda operations using taxpayer funding.]
We discussed a number of approaches that might be used for such a study as well as the range of costs that might be involved.
We agreed to explore with the Ambioconsult representatives who will be attending the consultants meeting in Vina del Mar a variety of building study options that would be available, in anticipation of our providing a full proposal to Ms. de Otero and Mr. Antich in February 1993. We also agreed to explore the availability of EEC funding for Venezuelan indoor air quality studies.
1993 Dec 28: A Philip Morris list of possible speakers at a journalists conference lists this as a ventilation company which does work for the tobacco industry in Latin America. It is obviously being proposed as a local substitute for Gray Robertson, of Health Buildings International, who would normally be included on these junkets.