Environmental and occupational health hazards associated with the presence of asbestos in brake linings and pads (1900 to present): a "state-of-the-art" review.

@article{Paustenbach2004EnvironmentalAO,
  title={Environmental and occupational health hazards associated with the presence of asbestos in brake linings and pads (1900 to present): a "state-of-the-art" review.},
  author={Dennis J Paustenbach and Brent L Finley and Elizabeth T Lu and Gregory P. Brorby and Patrick John Sheehan},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part B, Critical reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={25-80}
}
Throughout the history of automobile development, chrysotile asbestos has been an essential component of vehicle brake linings and pads. Acceptable alternatives were not fully developed until the 1980s, and these were installed in vehicles produced over the past decade. This article presents a "state-of-the-art" analysis of what was known over time about the potential environmental and occupational health hazards associated with the presence of chrysotile asbestos in brake linings and pads. As… CONTINUE READING

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