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Information indicating a potential health hazard for persons exposed to asbestos during the servicing of motor vehicle brake and clutch assemblies.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1975 Aug; :1-9
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00052026
Abstract
Background information is provided on the potential health hazard for persons exposed to asbestos during the servicing of motor vehicle brake and clutch assemblies. Rules and regulations regarding asbestos are appended. A review of the literature on the association between asbestos exposure and mesothelial tumors of the pleura and peritoneum shows four cases of such tumors in persons employed in jobs involving automobile brake servicing. The need for instituting and maintaining recommended control measures in the brake lining service industry is indicated.
Keywords
Motor-vehicle-servicing; Toxic-substances; Dust-control; Respiratory-system-disorders; Dust-inhalation; Asbestos-dust; Automobile-repair-shops; Asbestosis; Cancer; Respirators; Exposure-limits; Control-methods; Standards; Regulations
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19750808
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1975
NIOSH Division
DFSCI; OHSB
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MD
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