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Exposure from brake linings

Exposure to dust and fibre released from new brake linings, shoes or clutches when fitting, including chamfering, grinding and riveting, can cause asbestos diseases such as asbestosis or mesothelioma. Exposure to dust blown out from used brake linings is generally not dangerous to health as the asbestos in the brake linings undergoes a chemical reaction, becoming fausterite, during brake usage.

The two main manufacturers of asbestos brake linings in Australia were Hardie Ferodo and Bendix Mintex.

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