What you need to know about asbestos, working on cars, and mesothelioma


Those of us who like to wrench on cars and dive into the world of DIY projects know that getting your hands dirty sometimes means you’ll bust a knuckle, cut yourself, or accidentally curse like a sailor in front of children when you can’t find that damn 10mm socket. That’s all part of the experience, perhaps, but it behooves all of us to take better care when it comes to more serious risks, like making sure to always use jack stands as a backup in case a jack fails, and wearing eye protection to make sure harmful liquids and gasses don’t permanently damage your vision.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/02/08/asbestos-awareness-and-prevention-tips


I recently was informed some older vehicles used asbestos in the spray undercoating used to coat wheel wells.