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Lead has “significant” environmental benefits says ILA

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:34 -- Laura Varriale
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Recent life cycle analysis (LCA) studies have examined that lead-based products demonstrate sustainability credentials and show environmental benefits.

Three studies, commissioned by the International Lead Association (ILA), researched the environmental impact of lead-acid based batteries and architectural lead sheet. The “cradle to grave” studies covered the mining and extraction of raw materials, fabrication, use and disposal as well as energy and transportation considerations.

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