environmental Strategist, between the lines: Lead

Some of the products you may be using today that contain lead are chocolate, cosmetics, computers and other electronics, construction trade materials, batteries, keels of boats, car and truck tires….

  • Production and use of lead is growing worldwide.
  • Roughly 10 million tons are produced annually with half of that coming from recycling.
  • Lead is usually found in ore with zinc, silver and most abundantly in copper.
  • The United States is one of the world’s top producers of lead.
  • At the current rate of use it’s predicted that lead will run out in just under forty years.

After reading about a lead issue California is dealing with it should become pretty clear that lead is a huge environmental exposure most people do not think about.

Lead Removal Could be California’s Biggest Yet