Thailand to Ban Chrysotile Asbestos

Thailand's Public Health Ministry, at the behest of Dr Narong (the secretary for Public Health), has imposed a resolution to push forward a ban on chrysotile, the only asbestos type that is yet to be banned in Thailand. The Ministry will write a summarised report to propose to the industry, commerce and foreign affairs ministries as well as the Office of Consumer Protection Board to urge them to implement measures that are in keeping with the resolution to ban chrysotile. The resolution was unexpected.