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Mesothelioma in Brake Pads – Why you should Be Extremely Careful

You have surely seen and heard many advertisements and sad stories regarding asbestos exposure and the resulting diseases that have been almost definitively linked to this substance, including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer, all diseases that cripple the respiratory system and lead to a painful decline towards an early death.

No one should ever have to suffer through this sort of a situation, and perhaps the most dangerous aspect of asbestos exposure is that it is inherently an odorless, colorless and tasteless substance, and it gets into people’s bodies by inhalation, which means that humans can be exposed to asbestos for a long period of time without having any idea of the risk in which they are placing themselves.

That’s one of the reasons that the asbestos lawyers at Williams Hart are attempting not only to help their clients hold those responsible for asbestos exposure accountable, but also to alert the public of locations and products that could contain asbestos, as the best strategy to avoid the diseases associated with asbestos exposure is to minimize your risk of exposure to this toxic substance. Below is a product that many may not realize can contain asbestos, and if you have been harmed as a result of this exposure, contact an asbestos lawyer at Williams Hart today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Brake Pads

Stories have appeared sporadically throughout the United States in recent years that detail the extreme sickness and early deaths that have been suffered by auto mechanics. After some initial investigations were conducted, it was discovered that many of these previously-unexplained illnesses, including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer, were the result of exposure to asbestos that’s often present in brake pads.

Asbestos is used in brake pads because it’s extremely resistant to corrosion and to fire, which makes it a safe and desirable component of any set of brake pads, which need to be strong for the long haul and resistant to flames. However, it’s only safe if you do not consider the other effects for which asbestos is responsible.

What this should tell you is two things. First, if you are not a mechanic, do not attempt to change your brake pads without help. Professional technicians have been trained for this purpose, and stand a better chance of knowing how to avoid exposure than someone without this training.

Secondly, if you have been exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with a disease that is linked to this substance, contact an asbestos lawyer at Williams Hart immediately to schedule a free initial consultation.

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