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Asbestos Brake Pads

In order for the brake pads to be removed, they need the dust cumulated during driving to be cleaned off. The methods used for cleaning, like air-hosing for instance, released it around the mechanic, making the poisonous fibers easy to be inhaled.

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1923

PRODUCT USE

75 years
1998

These integral parts of the braking system were manufactured with the use of asbestos fibers, as the expenses were greatly cut due to the asbestos' low cost. The properties of asbestos made the brake pads sustain prolonged damage from friction and heat.

As most asbestos-containing automotive parts, the brake pads are considered to have been one of the main asbestos exposure causes. As the brake system required maintenance, mechanics first had to clean these parts. Unfortunately, many used compressed air, causing the microscopic asbestos particles to spread around them. You could have been exposed if:

  • You have worked directly with brake pads
  • You have found yourself in auto shops where brake replacement has occurred
  • You entered in contact with the clothes or the gear covered in asbestos dust
  • You tried to perform maintenance work on your own car

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How Can We Help Workers that Worked with or around Asbestos Brake Pads

As a person who worked with asbestos-containing brake pads for a long time, you are entitled to seek reparations from the asbestos companies that put your life at risk. With our experience of over 20 years in asbestos exposure cases, we can obtain for you and your family the compensations you deserve.

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