Materials containing asbestos still used in United States
Many people in the United States incorrectly believe that asbestos has been banned here and that there is no risk of exposure through the use of new commercial products containing that carcinogenic material.
In fact, the United States Geological Survey reported that, in 2006, the U.S. used 2,000 metric tons of asbestos, 55 percent of which were used in roofing products, 26 percent in coatings, and 19 percent in friction products such as vehicle brakes and clutches.
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