Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lead Free Wheels

Background on this program that promotes alternatives to lead wheel weights, which "are used worldwide to balance vehicle tires." It notes that many of the wheel weights fall off and abrade into lead dust, "and increase the risk that lead will contaminate surface, groundwater, and drinking water supplies." Provides information about alternatives (such as zinc), listing of U.S. distributors of lead-free wheel weights, and a wheel-balancing fact sheet. From the Ecology Center.
URL: http://www.leadfreewheels.org/
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/28380