The heavy metal lead and its compounds are among the most hazardous environmental toxins. Anglers still use lead sinkers. Here, the angler can do something positive for the environment and buy lead-free sinkers! Also, the wide use of lead seals for pincer locks contribute to an uncontrolled release of lead into the environment. Low-pollutant environmentally sound alternatives to sinkers and pincer locks are available in the market helping to reduce the heavy-metal burden on the environment.
Benefits to health and environment