Originally posted by Ali Al-Chalabi
However, I would give a word of caution against some of those PBR pads. Some of them may have asbestos, which obviously is not good. That dust gets everywhere, do not use pads that conatain asbestos. Your health is not worth sacrificing.
Asbestos has been outlawed from friction materials sold in the US for at least 15 years.
On the other hand, I don't think any of our grandparents or parents died from driving cars with asbestos based brake shoes/pads used from the early 1900s to the eighties.
The asbestos health hazard was to those who worked in manufacturing operations that included asbestos as a part of the product.