Nearly 300 Cambodian workers fell sick at a garment factory. Toxic chemical exposure you'd think is a reasonable assumption, and is certainly something that warrants further investigation. A precautionary principle would urge one to do that. Cue Simon Wessely and pals: What's Causing 'Mass Faintings' at Cambodian Factories? In other words, in his usual cavalier and morally bankrupt way, Simon Wessely says "forget about health and safety, take it from me that these symptoms are all in the mind". This excerpt particularly ranks: Oh right! It couldn't be the asbestos dust from the WTC collapse, permanently lodged in sufferers' lungs, that might be responsible for their long term complaints.Asbestosis and siliocosis being known for their long term lung symptoms. No, it's not real, it mass hysteria, according to Wessely and pals.