A ban on asbestos by the government would cost the swine industry 125 billion baht if implemented, says the Swine Raisers Association of Thailand.
Repercussions would be most felt across the country by livestock raisers, farmers and the poor who would have to shoulder total costs of more than 500 billion baht in total, said the association's president Surachai Sutthitham.
"We ask the government to seriously reconsider this decision, as it will severely affect the livestock industry and general public. There is no solid proof that the mineral causes illness and death," he said.
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