As of January 1, 2010, California law prohibits the manufacture, sale, or installation of wheel weights containing more than 0.1% lead. A person violating this law may be penalized up to $2500 per day per violation. California Health and Safety Code Section 25215.6-7
Watch how tire installers are making the switch from lead-free wheel weights.
Alternative assessment report on lead wheel weights.
FACTS ABOUT LEAD WHEEL WEIGHTS:
1.6 million pounds fall off each year
Lead contaminates and endangers the aquatic food web
Roadway traffic grinds lead wheel weights into dust which contaminates the air
Lead dust from wheel weights is washed into storm drains that connect to creeks, rivers, lakes and ocean