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Asbestos in brakes???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoMan1911, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Oct 17, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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    add to the list all the transmission clutches , manual and auto .
    Come to think of it , I remember insulating my fathers attic with Zonolite back in the 80,s . We both coughed and gasped for days after the job was done . No resparators were worn .
    Now, I mix Cyanide ,Potassium Amyl Xanthate,Copper , Vanfroth and caustic every day and have to wear a full body suit with an SCBA . Things sure have changed
     
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    You've got to die of something, right?

    In all seriousness, you're more likely to die from crashing your vehicle than from contracting cancer from the brake pads. I'm pretty sure you are exposed to more/worse carcinogens fueling your vehicle and changing the oil...
     
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    When you walk into the fancy hotels and office buildings and see the green rock on the walls with the white streaks. thats serpentine, and the white veins are asbestos.

    Surprise.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    I've done a bit of reading on the subject. There are three types of asbestos, the most common one is "non hooked" asbestos. The other two types are far less common and far more dangerous due to the hooks on the fibers. Brake pads are going to have the less threatening stuff in them.

    Professional mechanics nowadays have options for containing the stuff better than in the past, but I know a lot of guys in their 50's that are still walking around just fine after a lifetime of working on cars. Most of them have a cigarette dangling from their lips as well. That's not to say it won't catch up with them, but from what I have read you almost have to be exposed to it on a constant daily basis AND smoke for it to kill you.

    Bottom line: don't give washing the truck a second, or even first thought when it comes to asbestos.
     
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    Whaaaaaat ?

    all asbestos dust exposure is bad , bad in varying degrees maybe , but bad

    - This is the most commonly used form of asbestos and can be found today in roofs, ceilings, walls and floors of homes and businesses. Chrysotile asbestos also was used in automobile brake linings, pipe insulation, gaskets and boiler seals. Although it is more prevalent, some studies show it takes more exposure to chrysotile than other types of asbestos to develop related diseases.


    http://www.asbestos.com/asbestos/types.php
     
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    See, it's just a Marlboro asbestos filtration device.
     
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    The tar lining their lungs prevents the asbestos fibers from hooking into the tissue.
     
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    By spraying the wheel with wheel cleaner or water, the dust is washed away without becoming airborne.

    For servicing drum brakes, before you take off the drum, saturate the inside with brake cleaner, as shown by EricTheCarGuy at 2:09:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=195JUby2Uy4
     
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    Same page
     
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    Scary thing about asbestos is that the little hardware store sanding masks don't catch the fibers, neither do the filters in a standard vacuum cleaner.

    What makes me mad is there are so many people in my past that never said a word, or even told me it was BS and there was no way anyone could get hurt by inhaling the stuff. I remember my high school auto shop teacher telling us that asbestos was outlawed in new brakes and it was perfectly okay to grind pads and shoes down on a bench grinder to "arch" them to a turned brake drum, or prevent squealing by grinding the corners off of disc pads. My understanding now is that there was one year (1994?) that car brakes were asbestos free, after that the ban was quietly lifted. I was doing brake jobs in the school shop from 94-97, and there was usually someone arching brake shoes in there with me.

    Can't do anything about it now. Just go forward and resolve to stay away from the hazards. :eek:
     
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    You guys are pussies. EVERYTHING causes cancer, even disneyland. Heart disease kills more than cancer, but you don't see warning labels on cheeseburgers.
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    Not yet. Mesothelioma doesn't develop until 20-50 years after exposure:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesothelioma#Signs_and_symptoms
     
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    I probably have a couple pounds of excess sawdust and other assorted crap in my lungs and body
     
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    Lol , if you do the math , 40+ hours a week for 25 years , I probably float
     
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    Guys I'm in the industrial insulation trade work as a contractor for Exxon
    Mobile I'm a asbestos supervisor and i could tell you that asbestos is dangerous one fiber that can only be seen through a polarized microscope can scar your lungs and cause asbestosis asbestos is everywhere that popcorn ceiling in your house contains asbestos some big rigs still contain asbestos in there breaks driving down the freeway with your windows down is bad too and if your car does not come equipped with a hepa filter does you no good either your breaks should be fine but like every one else is saying our lungs were not meant to inhale any type fiber fuck even dirt can give you cancer and the latency period yes could take up to 20 years but that all depends on your own anatomy smoker have a 50 chance of getting cancer asbestosis if exposed to asbestos and some people could be exposed to it for along period of time and die in there sleep it just depends on the person
     
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    Mesothelioma has a latency period of 20 to 50 years.

    Sounds like the same stuff I here everyday. "It hasn't killed me in the past x years, so it must not be as bad as everyone claims."

    It won't kill you today, tomorrow, or 10 years from now.... It will catch up to you eventually though when you're trying to enjoy retirement.

    Keep on huffing asbestos if you want. You will be a statistic
     
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    true story


     

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