Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Substitute for lead: tungsten

The American Sportfishing Association, an Alexandria-based trade group, isn't happy with an arbitrary decision by the National Park Service that would ban the use of lead components in fishing tackle in all national parks by 2010. The ban also would include lead component ammunition used by hunters.

An official with the trade group said it was surprised and dismayed by the announcement.


The park service said nontoxic substitutes for lead, such as tungsten, copper and steel, are widely available. Read more...

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