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#1595102 - 09/10/09 09:38 AM EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights
PeteTheFarmer Offline


Registered: 12/15/06
Posts: 528
Loc: PA by way of Oregon
EPA will pursue a ban on the 'manufacture and distribution' of lead tire weights.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nxvqrx


http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/epa-to-ban-lead-tire-weights/

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#1595108 - 09/10/09 09:44 AM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: PeteTheFarmer]
rshunter Offline


Registered: 02/02/09
Posts: 1928
Loc: Ohio,USA
This has been looming for a long, long time. It's been talked about in the tire trade for years, literally. If anyone in the business isn't prepared, they've been living in a cave.
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#1595131 - 09/10/09 10:06 AM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: rshunter]
bepperb Offline


Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 4966
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
I think CA already has, or is close.
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#1595137 - 09/10/09 10:12 AM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: bepperb]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
A whole lot of government people have to justify their exhorbitant pay and benefit package.
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#1595144 - 09/10/09 10:17 AM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: Steve S]
Johnny248 Offline


Registered: 07/19/09
Posts: 2033
Loc: Detroit, MI
Then what, fishing weights?
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#1595149 - 09/10/09 10:21 AM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: Johnny248]
Kestas Offline



Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 11733
Loc: The Motor City
Originally Posted By: article
One opponent of lead bans is the London-based International Lead Association, which says in an online fact sheet that ôlead is a sustainable commodity when produced, used and recycled in a responsible manner".

Which is why they are being banned. This is not a sustainable commodity, as lead weights are thrown off wheels into our environment. If they weren't thrown, there'd be no problem, no ban.

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#1595152 - 09/10/09 10:24 AM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: Johnny248]
crw Offline


Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 1713
Loc: Pocatello, ID
Ah, give them a break... After all, some unsuspecting young mother might grab fallen weights by the side of the road, run them through the food processor and feed them to the kids.
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#1595160 - 09/10/09 10:28 AM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: crw]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
How much lead is dumped into the enviroment by 3rd world countries? Oh! that happens far away so it doesn't matter. Kids go out on the roads and eat lead weights and eat them.
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#1595164 - 09/10/09 10:33 AM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: Johnny248]
rshunter Offline


Registered: 02/02/09
Posts: 1928
Loc: Ohio,USA
There are a number of options. Here is an article about them... http://www.steelwheelweights.com/pdf/APR_weights.pdf

I find these to be the most interesting option... http://imiproducts.com/xact/index.aspx
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#1595166 - 09/10/09 10:35 AM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: Johnny248]
97 GTP Offline


Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 884
Loc: LI, NY
Originally Posted By: Jdblya
Then what, fishing weights?


That's what I was thinking.

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#1595179 - 09/10/09 10:42 AM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: 97 GTP]
Kruse Offline


Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 3956
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: 97 GTP
Originally Posted By: Jdblya
Then what, fishing weights?


That's what I was thinking.



Probably closer than you think. The lead shot in shotgun shells has been taken away in a lot of waterfowl areas.
Hey, a duck could eat a fishing weight just as easy.

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#1595188 - 09/10/09 10:52 AM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: 97 GTP]
Samilcar Offline


Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 1478
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: 97 GTP
Originally Posted By: Jdblya
Then what, fishing weights?


That's what I was thinking.


Smaller lead sinkers are already banned in NY,NH,VT,ME,Canada and the UK.

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#1595303 - 09/10/09 12:40 PM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: Samilcar]
hone eagle Offline


Registered: 11/15/04
Posts: 606
Loc: essex ontario
under a certain size already banned ,some lakes total ban

banned 2004


Edited by hone eagle (09/10/09 12:41 PM)
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#1595310 - 09/10/09 12:47 PM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: crw]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 14339
Loc: Niagara Falls, ON, CA (near)
Originally Posted By: crw
Ah, give them a break... After all, some unsuspecting young mother might grab fallen weights by the side of the road, run them through the food processor and feed them to the kids.
LOL
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#1595320 - 09/10/09 01:04 PM Re: EPA to seek ban on lead tire weights [Re: StevieC]
labman Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 8711
Loc: Nothern USA
I wonder if the science behind this is any better than the absurd 1978 legislation on lead in paint. That greatly increased costs, reduced the value of older homes, while adding nothing to the safety of children.

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