Mechanics and Leukemia: Does Brake Cleaner Cause Cancer?
Brake cleaning products have been used by mechanics and hobbyists for decades. Also referred to as “parts cleaner”, this mostly colorless cleaning fluid is a highly flammable, strong degreaser that leaves no residue once evaporated. This fast-drying solvent cleans grease, oil, brake fluid, and engine and brake parts.
What many people don’t know, however, is that brake cleaners contain ingredients that can cause cancer.