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The Honeywell Inc organisation had an air-conditioning and indoor-air-quality division in Minneapolis. It did contract work for the tobacco industry.


1987 Sep 4: Charls Nystrom reports to RJR's Charles R Green about a visit to the Honeywell IAQ division run by David Byfield. RJR wanted to make sure their agreement was confidential both ways

"As part of prepartion for our trip to Honeywell I contacted Dr. Jim Woods and suggested that they review our confidentiallity agreement as I suspected that Mr. Dave Byfield was under the impression that we had a two -way agreement already in place.

    As a result I received a phone call from Michele Royer of Honeywell Inc Physical Sciences Center informing me that she would be sending me a confidentiality agreement for signing by an RJRT officer.This was forwarded to Mary Ward for review and preparation for signing."

1987 Sept 25: Honeywell had an Indoor Air Diagnostics Division at its Minnesota Physical Sciences Center . RJ Reynolds was dealing with them:

In an effort to establish research projects which can demonstrate the effectiveness of proper ventilation and air cleaning technologies toward the maintenance of clean indoor air, Drs. Larry Eudy and Charles Nystrom of the ETS Division and Mr. Richard Lortie, RJRT Engineering Department, visited Honeywell, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota to discuss potential areas of mutual interest.

    Meetings were held with representatives of Honeywell's Indoor Air Quality Diagnostics Division and staff of the Physical Sciences Center. This trip was a continuation of discussions held earlier with Dr. James Woods.

    Two areas of potential common interest developed during these discussions. One involves a cooperative program with the objective of evaluating alternate control strategies which will reduce high concentrations of ETS to acceptable levels and concurrently improve total indoor air quality.

    The second involves assistance to our Public Issues Department in preparation of a publication providing practical guidelines for food service/bar operators to deal with indoor air quality issues as well as future identification and resolution of ETS issues for the airconditioning industry. The latter potential was communicated to Mr. Tom Ogburn, VP of Public Issues, who has arranged an October meeting with Mr. David Byfield of Honeywell's Indoor Air Diagnostics Division.
[This doesn't fit with the claims of HBI and other ventilation companies employed by the tobacco industry that ETS was only a minor component of IAQ problems.]

1992: Dean R Rask, Principle Development Engineer with HoneyWell Inc. Home and Building Control division in Minneapolis