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Asbestos Brakes

Being friction products, the brakes wear down during the period you are using them, releasing considerable amounts of asbestos fibers. The mechanic may expose himself by cleaning or grinding these parts as microscopic particles of asbestos become airborne.

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PRODUCT USE

45 years
1985

Being friction materials, brakes needed to maintain their integrity during intense use. Up until the 1980s, asbestos fibers were added into the brake lining. Chrysotile was the most commonly used type of asbestos as it was relatively inexpensive.

During driving, the friction would cause asbestos dust to gather in the brake housing. Every time mechanics would perform a brake replacement, the housing needed to be opened and the poisonous particles would have been released into the environment. You could have been exposed if:

  • You have worked directly with automotive brakes
  • 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 Brakes

Asbestos exposure could have happened during the time you were handling brake systems for work; if this is the case, we can offer you our services in order for you to receive the financial compensations you are entitled to.

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