Quote Originally Posted by sanderx1
Ahem. The regulation as such is not bad and really,
The legislation is BAD and foolish--- its authors one might suggest were eating a bit too much lead paint. While these relatively small amounts of lead are prohibited (to the cost of higher energy needs, more waste etc.), to be replaced by other metal alloys that probably pose no less a long term (in some cases higher) health risk into the ecosystem, the main culprits are allowed to continued to run free: lead in batteries, lead in displays... learning from the spirit of EPA's banning of mercury from little button cells but not lighting tubes.. or from the banning of seal fur in the United States.. smoke and mirrors with a falsified "feel good" impulse..