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We've talked before on the blog about the amount of asbestos materials used within military vehicles and vessels, but what about the cars that people drive on U.S. roads everyday? Asbestos has been worked into brake linings and pads, clutch facings, and various gaskets for automobiles of all kinds and can still be found within cars, trucks, and auto parts available on store shelves.
Were you wondering how so many women and children are exposed to asbestos, when it is usually men who handle the substance at blue-collar jobsites? Take a look at our Secondary Asbestos Exposure Infographic to see how asbestos has made its way into homes all over the United States.
Asbestos is nothing to be messed with. Although the substance was handled in many different trades and used within thousands of products, if the microscopic fibers are inhaled by an individual, deadly diseases can develop over time.
Mesothelioma is a rare and incurable form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure that tends to affect more men than women, but why?