UK - Europe
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International Society of the Built Environment
(ISBE) This was a direct evolutionary development of the Indoor Air International (IAI) society funded and founded by Covington & Burling lawyers for Philip Morris. The IAI was, itself a subsidiary of ARIA which was set up to launder funds for tobacco industry consultants in Europe.
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The Department of Justice's Factual memorandum (August 2004) says:
Formerly Indoor Air lnternational, which was a European front organization made up of industry consultants that acted on behalf of the tobacco industry on ETS and indoor air quality issues. lAl scientists were paid through, and received direction from, Covington & Burling.
IAI issued its own newsletter and published its own scientific journal which was utilized to publish the works of various industry consultants. IAI later became the Intemational Society of the Built Environment or ISBE and operated with an identical function.
1988 Feb: [Department of Justice note Aug 16 2004] This lists:
ARIA: ARIA was created by Covington & Burling as a Philip Morris indoor air initiative in the United Kingdom. It was designed to generate tobacco-favorable scientific comment on ETS issues, and as such, it was little more than a public relations program. It was not a scientific research operation.
Although ARIA was funded by the industry, Covington & Burling acted as a buffer between the industry and the scientists to allow the members to retain the appearance of "independence."
Indoor Air International: The group was headed by industry consultants George Leslie, Francis Roe, and Frank Lanau, who set up another industry front to fund indoor air quality seminars, research, and publications such as Indoor Air International (IAI).
A European front organization made up of industry consultants that acted on behalf of the tobacco industrv on ETS and indoor air quality issues . IAI Scientists were paid through, and received direction from Covington & Burling. IAI issued its own newsletter and published it's own scientific journal which was utilized to publish the works of the various industry consultants . IAI later became the International Society of the Built Environment or ISBE. [which published the IBE Journal]