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Clayton Environmental Consultants
A indoor air-quality testing ('ventilation') company which appears to have some tentative links to the tobacco industry.
PRELIMINARY MATERIAL ONLY
• Their main consultant is Philip Morey
1991: Tony Andrade giving evidence about IAQ standards to an OSHA inquiry stated:
Kim (1990) summarized 105 investigations of problem buildings undertaken by Clayton Environmental Consultants, a IAQ monitoring firm in the US, and wrote :
In a survey of 105 buildings, Clayton found that 53 percent had [HVAC] maintenance problems, 49 percent had operational problems (such as improper handling of control equipment), and 33 percent had design problems.
Mechanical engineers evaluated the HVAC systems in 70 of the buildings, in which they found that 75 percent had maintenance problems, 70 percent had operational problems, and 47 percent had design problems.
Of the 105 buildings, 95 were sampled for contaminants. Of these, 28 were found to have problem levels of microbial contaminants, 26 had volatile organic compounds and 13 combustion products.
1992: Ed Fickes is a non-voting member of the ASHRAE's SSPC 62 committee, and a member of the Health & Comfort subcommittee — he is also a contractor to the Tobacco Institute. He has prepared a biog-outline of all the members of the committee for the tobacco industry.
Philip Morey is a IAQ Consultant with Clayton Environmental Consultants in Wayne Pennsylvania, He is also a non-voting member of the SSPC62 committee and a member of the Health & Comfort sub-committee (along with Fickes).
His RJR contact is David Taylor and he is "neautral" about smoking — which means he does not take an anti-smoking poisition.
Fickes says his professional background was "Yale PhD, microbiologist," and that he was "once at NIOSH, then [went] to Honeywell, was working with [James E] Woods, per Daniel Kurtz (r&d)"
1992 Apr 13 - 14: 5th National Indoor Air Pollution conference, University of Tulsa. Many case studies in the area of biological contamination.