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Asbestos Found in Chinese Cars

By raccars Published

A fairly large recall is underway for some Chinese-made cars as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found asbestos in 23,000 Chinese cars. The cars were made by Great Wall and Chery and it seems that the asbestos was found in engine and exhaust gaskets. The aforementioned companies have apologised for this, but now the recall is underway the ACCC has urged owners not to try and take the gaskets out in a potentially dangerous DIY job.

Asbestos, if airborne, can be sucked into the lungs and can increase the chance of lung cancer. Thankfully, it was banned in the EU in 2006 and Australia is 2004, but clearly the Chinese either didn’t get the memo or they overlooked the potentially dangerous effects of asbestos.

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