What are the Disk Brake Pads on your auto made of?
Are Disk Brakes Pads made of Asbestos legally sold in your country?
Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals used commercially for their desirable physical properties. The prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including malignant lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis). The European Union has banned all use of asbestos and extraction, manufacture and processing of asbestos products.
Asbestos became increasingly popular among manufacturers and builders in the late 19th century because of its sound absorption, average tensile strength, its resistance to fire, heat, electrical and chemical damage, and affordability. It was used in such applications as electrical insulation for hotplate wiring and in building insulation. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are often mixed with cement (resulting in fiber cement) or woven into fabric or mats.
Asbestos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I guess their might be some countries that still produce this product for sale. But I don't know.
But I if it is, that major city would have air-borne smog composed of high levels of Asbestos fibers.