Japanese vehicle makers have used asbestos in about 1.64 million vehicles built since 1996 after promising in 1989 to stop using the material. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Assn. is quoted in Japanese press reports as saying auto makers used asbestos in gaskets; packing materials; and plastic materials for components, such as air compressors and water pipes; in vehicles produced up to November 2005. The components in question were manufactured by domestic suppliers, according to the ...

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