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Postbag: Asbestos lobby amazes

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Paraphrasing from your editorial, ''Asbestos kills, that's for sure'', on April 26, the WHO says there are 125 million workers in the world exposed to asbestos and more than 107,000 people die each year. 

Public health deputy secretary-general Charnwit Tharathep last week said there is not enough medical evidence to support the view that asbestos poses a health danger. The National Economic and Social Development Board says low figures for asbestos-related diseases result from poor reporting and diagnosis in the healthcare system itself.

Amazing Thailand, but then there is reference to the ''powerful asbestos lobby'' so maybe not so amazing, just big business working hand-in-hand with the government.

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