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Why Are Asbestos Materials Still Being Used Today?

The Risks of Asbestos Exposure

Many asbestos products have been prohibited for use in the U.S. by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, not all asbestos products are banned. Many studies that have been conducted over decades have heavily linked asbestos exposure to mesothelioma. However, despite the research and findings, asbestos-containing products are still being used in many industries today.

What Products Are Still Made With Asbestos Today?

While asbestos is no longer mined in the United States, industries are still legally permitted to import and sell asbestos-related products. While some regulations exist when it comes to asbestos exposure, the following are still being used in industries today.

Automotive Parts

The following automotive parts containing asbestos are permitted for use in the U.S.

  • Automatic transmission components
  • Brake blocks
  • Clutch facings
  • Disk brake pads
  • Drum brake linings
  • Friction materials
  • Gaskets

Construction Materials

The following construction materials are permitted for use in the U.S.

  • Cement corrugated sheet
  • Flat sheet
  • Pipe
  • Shingles
  • Non-roof coatings
  • Pipeline wrap
  • Roof coatings
  • Roofing felt
  • Vinyl floor tile

Occupational Exposure to Asbestos

Certain occupations have an increased risk of asbestos exposure and may include:

  • Construction Workers
  • Firefighters
  • Industrial workers
  • Power Plant workers

To learn more about occupational asbestos exposure, read our related article: Occupations With the Highest Risk of Asbestos Exposure

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