No one has said it isn't an environmental hazard. I never once said you couldn't group the reason under the umbrella of environmental hazard. It is also obviously apparent now that you have no clue other then the MN blanket of its for the environment, its for the environment. It has always been bad for the environment and it has been known for years hence the banning of lead based paint. HOWEVER the final straw that pushed for the banning of it was Bald Eagles. It is documented and YOU might be able to actually find it but it is out there. The banning was finally passed all because a side effect of lead is that the shells of the Eggs were so fragile that they couldn't even hold the weight of the mother bird sitting on them. So yes you could say it was an environmental hazard but it is a shame that you didn't know the actual facts and data of the arguement.