Where did you find them advertised?>>3796670>Probably since it was cheap and the health dangers of asbestos particles weren't well-known at the time.
Probably, I read that asbestos was used to bind something in gas to itself. That's not to say there aren't better alternatives now. I still think I'd take my chances with asbestos over sarin or radioactive dust if it came to it.>>3796654
It was a few years ago but I had pic related teleconverter delivered to 50km west of buttfuck Qld and it took about a month from memory.