The best method for removing lead-contaminated dust combines using a vacuum cleaner, ideally equipped with a High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter (HEPA), and wet wiping at least once a week.
Cleaning Supplies Checklist:
Step 1: Vacuum the room, starting at the highest point and working your way down to the floor. Note: If you do not have a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter or do not have a vacuum at all, you can do just the wet wiping. (See Step 3.)
Step 2: Exit the room and let the dust settle in the room for 30 minutes. If you don't wait for the dust to settle, you may breathe in lead dust or you may not get all the dust when you are wet wiping.
Step 3: Wet Wiping
Step 4: Rinse
Step 5: Getting rid of the used cleaning solution and rinse water.
Ammunition, sinkers, and jig heads have usually been made of lead because it is cheaper and holds it’s shape easily.
What can you do?
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The State of New York banned the selling of small lead fishing sinkers. The lead fishing tackle law: S 11-0308.
Assembly Bill A5728 prohibits the use of lead ammunition in the taking of wildlife on: