The best solution to lead contamination problems is to lower the world’s need for lead by going car free. Many residents in the Capital Region live close enough to work and schools that cycling, walking and public transit is are viable alternatives. Until our culture learns to be less car dependent, there will continue to be a need for lead acid car batteries.
Can’t go completely car free? Try reducing your car dependence. Leave your vehicle at home once or more a week; carpool, bike or walk to work. Stop and think—do you really need that second family car? Less wear and tear on your vehicle, by driving less, means parts, including batteries, will last longer.