Lead is a natural, bluish-gray metal that possesses the general physical properties of other metals as a conductor of electricity and heat. Manufacturers use lead in many different products such as batteries, metal products, cables, ceramic glazes, pigments, and ammunition. Lead is a well-established human and environmental hazard.
Projects Involving Lead
Our work in the electronics and defense/aerospace sectors engages companies up and down the supply chain in common goals of reducing use of lead. The approaches have included joint research projects and reconsideration of purchasing specifications.
In 2004, Massachusetts manufacturers used more than 3.5 million pounds of lead and lead compounds