California Continues Its War On Vitamin Pb: Lead Wheel Weights To Be Banned After 2009SFirst they came for the lead in your paint. Then they came for the lead in your gasoline. Then birdshot. Now, following the European Union's ban in 2005, lead wheel weights are to be phased out in California, thanks to a lawsuit by the Oakland-based Center For Environmental Health. It's like these do-gooders think lead is bad for you or something! Seems that 500,000 pounds of wheel weights fall off each year, with much of the lead ending up in drinking water supplies, so it'll be steel or zinc weights for those of us in the Golden State. [Los Angeles Times]