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Something lately that has been on my mind a lot is the safety of our hobby. How was asbestos used in the cars from the 30's to the 70's? I know it was used in the brake pads and brake lines, but was it used anywhere else? What are safe ways to remove this completely? It seems the opinion of a lot of people on these sites is I'm too old to get Asbestosis so I don't care. I'm only in my 20's so that's not true in my case. I'd really hate for the hobby I love to kill me in 20 years.
Everything I read about it says lead exposure of ANY amount is now thought to be bad. But the guys showing me how to restore wooden wheels are sanding the lead paint off and seem unconcerned. They are all "elder gentlemen", ie older than Moses, and swear all the worry is a bunch of crap. I want to be careful, but not paranoid... I have seen a few mentions of dealing with lead paint on the AACA forums, but no thread dedicated to it, so what to do isn't very clear to me. Is the risk of lead exposure really such a big deal?