Is Asbestos still used in any currently manufactured parts, brakes or others? Specifically asking about the USA & Canada, but info on anywhere else in the world is good too.
If it's not still used, what year did Asbestos stop being used? - Just in case there's "new old stock" parts from years ago still sitting around.
I know that brake dust is never safe to breathe even without asbestos, but would like to know what year's parts / vehicles could be especially dangerous or contain equally "bad stuff."
The first few google hits, like this link http://www.asbestosnetwork.com/High-Risk-Occupations/Auto-Mechanics.shtml (with the fine print "Attorney Advertising © 2016 by Brayton Purcell LLP") seems to imply asbestos is still in "millions of vehicles," but I tend to doubt the veracity of "Attorney Advertising."