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What’s More Dangerous Than Bedbugs?

What’s more dangerous than bedbugs?  The pesticide to kill them.  Over the past few days, the Huffington Post and BBC have carried details about the deaths of four people earlier this year in Chiang Mai.  A budget hotel, The Downtown Inn, is suspected of spraying beds for bedbugs with a highly toxic pesticide.  While tests are somewhat inconclusive, there is a strong suspicion that the deaths were caused by exposure to the spray.  The Bangkok Post has an update on the story as of this past Saturday, here.  

Last modified: August 21, 2011