Chiang Mai tourist death probe finds no common link – PR campaign launched to protect tourism industry

Chiang Mai tourist death probe finds no common link – PR campaign launched to protect tourism industry

Improper handling of pathology samples and limited cooperation by relatives are blamed by Thailand authorities for scientists on four continents being unable to determine a causative agent or a¬†common factor linking the deaths of five tourists and a Thai tourist guide in the Northern City of Chiang Mai earlier this year. After five months of […]

Thailand authorities dismiss chlorpyrifos as cause of Chiang Mai hotel tourist deaths

Thailand authorities dismiss chlorpyrifos as cause of Chiang Mai hotel tourist deaths

Thailand public health authorities have dismissed claims made by New Zealand 60 Minutes that the widely-used chemical agent chlorpyrifos is behind the deaths of a number of tourists at the Downtown Inn in Chiang Mai earlier this year. The New Zealand current affairs program, supported by United Nations scientist Dr. Ron McDowall, made the claim […]

Chiang Mai tourist death hotel mystery remains – governor slams foreign media report

Chiang Mai tourist death hotel mystery remains – governor slams foreign media report

This story was updated at 10:25am May 15, 2011. Additional/ edited text in green type. Mystery still surrounds the deaths of six foreign tourists and a Thai national tourist guide who stayed at The Downtown Inn in Chiang Mai earlier this year, with Provincial Governor ML Panadda Disakul criticising foreign media for exaggerating news that […]

Dow chemical’s chlorpyrifos pesticide found in Chiang Mai tourist death hotel

Dow chemical’s chlorpyrifos pesticide found in Chiang Mai tourist death hotel

An investigation conducted by New Zealand’s 60 Minutes current affairs program titled To Die For has found high levels of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in The Downtown Inn, the Chiang Mai hotel linked to the deaths of at least seven tourists earlier this year (see: Lost smiles in LOS as Thailand travel tragedies website goes live). […]