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Old 10-31-2003, 02:52 PM
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Ali Al-Chalabi Ali Al-Chalabi is offline
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Yes, of course asbestos has been banned in the US from friction materials. However, some members have reported getting some types of PBR pads with a warning on the box that they contain asbestos. PBR is not an OEM company and they are not manufactured in the US. I would not use any pads that contained asbestos on my car. Most of the PBR pads are asbestos free, but a select few might not be, I would be sure before I used them.

I refer you to the following thread. If you scroll down a little you will see a discussion on some PBR pads containing asbestos.

Axxis Metal Master & EBC Brake Pads

That is just my 2 cents. You are, of course, free to use whatever you want.
Ali Al-Chalabi

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