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Posted by Balanced View on June 14, 2008, 3:07 pm
 
Eeyore wrote:

It's like I said, it took public outcry to bring about the Clean Air
Act, which you appear to disagree with. The only reason
the UK Government of the time did anything about it was because the
death toll was so large they couldn't hide it . Public
outrage forced Harold MacMillan, Minister of Housing, to appoint a
committee to advise on the question .

I suggest you read Hansard to see what really went on, Government
records reveal Harold Macmillan telling the Cabinet
“We cannot do very much, but we can seem to be very busy – and that is
half the battle nowadays.” Ministers decided
that doctors should prescribe up to two million cheap gauze ‘smog masks’
to people with heart and respiratory diseases,
even though they knew the masks were useless. Health minister Iain
Macleod told Macmillan that the distribution of masks
was “only a gesture” and that there was “no known mask” which would
protect those at risk.


Posted by Eeyore on June 15, 2008, 2:30 am
 


Balanced View wrote:


Where exactly did I disagree with it ?

Oh and btw 'clean air' is what comes out of car exhaust pipes these days.

Graham


Posted by Balanced View on June 15, 2008, 3:34 am
 Eeyore wrote:

If you believe that, go and inhale

Posted by Eeyore on June 15, 2008, 6:57 am
 

Balanced View wrote:


http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/11/13/video-saab-trionic-actually-cleans-the-air/

Remarkable but true. Guess what I drive.

Graham



Posted by daestrom on June 15, 2008, 3:50 pm
 Eeyore wrote:

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/11/13/video-saab-trionic-actually-cleans-the-air/

Well, what that says is if you take the exhaust of another, older car and
put it directly into the Trionic engine, the Trionic engine burns away more
CO and hygrocarbons from the exhaust of the older car.

That's not the same thing as saying air from the surroundings is dirtier
than the exhaust of a Trionic engine.  The Trionic discharge is about 0.01%
CO.  That's about 100 ppm which is excellant *for a car's exhaust pipe*.  In
many areas of the states, the outdoor level of CO is in the 1 to 2 ppm
range.  The limit for sustained 8-hour exposure is only 30 ppm.

So while I would agree the Trionic engine's emission levels are excellent,
it's CO content in the exhaust is still much higher than the air in your
home.

daestrom


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