Freon, sweat and rich lib...

Frank Peep fpeep at MICROSOFT.COM
Mon Jul 10 19:10:38 MDT 1995

There is the making of one helluva book, there, my friend.
>From: Dick Braendle  <DickBra at>
>To: Multiple recipients of list RUSHTALK  <RUSHTALK at>
>Subject: Re: Freon, sweat and rich lib...
>Date: Thursday, July 06, 1995 9:16AM
>I worked for Dupont for 42 years, and my Division was a sister Division to
>Freon, so, in weekly staff meetings, I learned a lot about the ozone scare.
>As someone else posted, it is indeed true that even if the theory were
>correct it would be equivalent to moving 15 miles south wirh respect to ozone
>exposure. Also, I would like to point out that Dupont spent a fortune on
>technical work to dispute the wild claims without success. Now , poetic
>justice, they are making a fortune by being one of the few manufacturers of
>the inefficient substitutes. Don't blame big business!!
> Incidentally, I headed the Division of Dupont that sold tetraethyl lead. We
>lost another battle there that results, unnecessarilty in our country now
>using 10% more crude oil, contributing to the government caused energy
>shortage, making us beholden to Middle East oil producers.
>  Lead poisoning is still a problem, because no one wants to spend the money
>to remove lead paint from ghetto housing, which was the real cause. Also, the
>catalytic converters which were made less efficient by leaded gasoline, don't
>operate as claimed anyway after 10000 to 15000 miles because of poisoning by
>essential metallic lube oil additives. There were good alternatives to
>catalytic reactors, which while not reducing emissions quite as much
>initially, would have resulted in lower emissions throughout the life of the
>car. However, these were rejected in the political numbers game by Senator
>Muskie in 1972. Extreme environmentalism has had a devastating economic
>impact on our country.
>Dick in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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