Is asbestos used in brakes?

Answer The U.S. automotive industry still uses asbestos in brake pads and in brake linings along with other car parts. Brakes imported from outside the U.S. have a higher amount of asbestos in the materia... Read More »

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How much asbestos is still in brakes?

Cars made since 1993 do not contain asbestos in their brake pads. However, older model cars can contain various amounts of asbestos. One brake drum can release millions of asbestos fibers into the ... Read More »

Is asbestos used in tampons?

Asbestos is a carcinogen which is used for a number of manufactured products including roofing shingles and ceiling and floor tiles. It was banned by the EPA in 1989 for any new uses. It is not use... Read More »

When was asbestos used?

Asbestos has been used sporadically throughout human history. It was used extensively in the early part of the 20th century as insulation, in brake pads and in many industrial products. Asbestos ex... Read More »

When was asbestos used in plaster?

Asbestos was used in decorative plaster starting in the 1940s and continuing into the 1980s. Plaster that was used in homes during this period does not pose a health risk to occupants unless it is ... Read More »