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    Automaker's Continue Move To Go Lead-Free; Aftermarket Lags

(February 2007)

The Ecology Center has released its second Lead-Free Wheels Survey of new vehicles. Lead wheel balancing weights represent one of the largest ongoing uses of lead in the world. The survey of new 2006/2007 model year vehicles showed that while many automakers have aggressively phased out lead wheel balancing, some automakers have made no progress (Chrysler) and zero aftermarket tire retailers in the US have committed to phasing out lead wheel weights. See survey results

The Ecology Center is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization that works for a safe and healthy environment where people live, work and play. For more information go to EcoCenter.org or LeadFreeWheels.org.

Lead Free Wheels is a project of the Ecology Center, a nonprofit organization.