About 60% of cheap brake shoes contain asbestos.
Irakli Izoria, the Director of Road Safety Partnership notes that cheap brake shoes which are sold for up to GEL 20 were deliberately chosen for the research. Expensive brake shoes are usually ceramic and they should not contain asbestos.
“Carcinogen causes lung cancer and other serious diseases. Research has convinced us that brake shoes and building materials contain asbestos. We are working with the experts on recommendations”, Izoria said.
According to him a policy paper with recommendations will be presented to the Parliament in about three months.