Asbestos still killing 5,000 Britons each year, 20 years after ban
Asbestos is killing 5,000 people a year, two decades on from the toxic material being banned, a new report has shown.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) said people were still being exposed to asbestos, 20 years after it was outlawed in Britain.
More than 130 companies or individuals have been ordered to stop work activities over the past year because of non-compliance with asbestos regulations, said an IOSH report.
Asbestos is present in at least 500,000 buildings built before 1999, said the report.
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