According to InfoWars on Friday, recent Florida news reveals that Pinellas County Environmental Specialist Joe Graham approached homeowner Scotty Jordan. Apparently a neighbor complained about the BBQ smell coming from Jordan’s property. Graham went out the the site to discuss the infraction with the homeowner.
Apparently, Graham mentioned there was a local “rule” of sorts that disallows smoke from leaving their property. That being said, the homeowner and his friend video taping the event thought that they would somehow need to control the behavior of where the smoke/odor goes. Graham even mentioned that he took photos as well. The Air Compliance Specialist also mentioned that if he’s able to smell the odor in the street, that’s “when it counts.” The owner complained how other neighbors were having a cook outs in the past as well with no complaints, but for some reason alluded to some kind of double standards among his neighbors.
“Everybody in the whole world can cook out except me.”
The two discussing the issue with Graham talked about how they also had both police and the fire department out for the same reason, but upon their arrival had dismissed it. Graham then mentioned how those authorities look at different aspects of what’s going on at the venue. That being said, it looks like the emergency services don’t take issue with BBQ smells.
Reddit also posted this YouTube video of the same situation involving Graham’s inspection and the homeowner. The users followed up the post with their own discussions about locals complaining about property owners’ activities such as a truck being “too loud” in its paint job to the point of impacting their eyesight.
The local ordinance that pretty much mirrors other rules from around the United States that falls across the board with the Environmental Protection Agency. This looks to be an effort with the federal regulatory agency to keep air quality in check and to reduce the carbon footprint.
The Organic Authority website does reveal that charcoal briquettes do lend to release VOCs or volatile organic compounds into the air that may cause cancer and other diseases. This method of burning can also produce borax, mineral carbon, and limestone.
Further research with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection indicates VOCs are primarily found in urban areas involving human activities. The counties named off in the state involving ground level ozone pollution are Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward, DeSoto, Hillsboro, and finally the aforementioned county of the homeowner, Pinellas.
VOCs are said react with nitrogen oxides, which also can occur in urban sprawls, to create ground level or “bad” ozone. This reaction is particularly rather prominent during the warm summer days.