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Welcome to the Lead Sinkers Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.

Background and Overview
Description of lead sinkers and why they are a problem.

Ecological Health Effects
Information about the ecological health effects of lead sinkers in the environment.

Regulations & Policies
Information on state and federal restrictions for the the use and/or sale of lead sinkers.

Alternative Products
Information about the non-toxic alternatives for lead sinkers and lead fishing gear.

Assistance Approaches
Information on various assistance approaches used by states and organizations to educate people about the proper disposal of lead sinkers and possible alternatives.

Acknowledgments for the pollution prevention experts who contributed to this topic hub.

Where to go for Help
Contact information for people and organizations with expertise regarding lead sinkers in the environment and pollution prevention opportunities.

Complete List of Links
Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.


The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

The Lead Sinkers Topic Hub™ was developed by:

Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
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Hub Last Updated: 12/4/2012

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