We add this link to help inform professional and recreational aircraft mechanics of the dangers of asbestos and the steps involved if affected.
Aircraft Mechanics are at risk of developing mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused from asbestos exposure that can take 20-50 years to develop. Asbestos was commonly used in aircraft equipment for its heat and friction resistant properties. These parts include the brakes and insulation around the engine and electrical components.
This website features extensive information on asbestos. The Mesothelioma Center works 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups all at no cost.