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Re: [APD] Plant weights, lead, zinc, etc.

I believe Dave VanderWall wrote this email section below:
> Can't we all just get along?  :-)  Well, maybe not, and here's why ...
> Keep in mind that the European Union (I realize the U.K. is not a
> member)

Huh? Whatever gave you that idea?

> has the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS).
> You'll see this label stamped on pretty much any electronic device you
> can buy these days which is intended to be marketed globally. RoHS
> looks like it would make lead plant weights a thing of the past in
> Europe.

Mostly though there are allowed exceptions. Medical and military IIRC.

> The U.S. (with the possible exception of California) has no such
> restrictions in place. Based on this I would speculate:
>    - If you live in or around the EU, you probably won't see a lead plant weight
>    - If you live in the U.S., your plant weights are probably made of lead

Odd that, USA cancer and food regulations are very strict. But known 
dangerous basic elements are not?

> At any rate, I don't leave any plant weights in my tank. (Just thought
> I'd weigh in on that. -- Ba dum bum!)

Wonderful. Thanks for that info. Anything else you don't leave in your tank? ;-)

Stuart Halliday
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