Tue, 01 Aug 2006

Lead Wheel Weights

I find lots of lead wheel weights when I bicycle. It takes but a moment to circle around and pick up the weight. It's important to collect them because lead is a neurotoxin which apparently has no safe level. At some point in the future, cars will probably have lead-free wheel weights, but after they're banned, they'll still be on wheels for decades.

Please pick them up whenever you see them. Recycle them at a metal recycler, or if you're friends with a tire store, add them to their stash. Wash your hands afterwards.

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