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I've seen that cleverly set out advert too Doug.
The ban of course affects all items with lead in them and not just solder. We use lead weights to balance wheels at work and have been unable to get them for months. The newer ones are zinc which are a lot more expensive to buy. I don't know how it will affect in particular car batteries which contain a lot of lead but there are now lithium batteries available for electrical goods do maybe the same will apply there. Whatever they replace it with will probably turn out to be even more poisonous than lead, lets face it tin isn't the healthiest substance known to man.
 

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QUOTE (Doug @ 16 Jan 2006, 23:28)So if they get rid of lead, what are fishermen going to use for sinkers?
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If they want to really liven that particular sport up i'd suggest sodium or potassium or one of those other somewhat reactive elements from that column of the periodic table.
 
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