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Fishing sinkers in Australia are currently made from toxic inorganic lead, this is unacceptable. Aquarium Monsters Australia offers a range of lead free 100% non-toxic fishing sinkers, safe for you and the environment.
Why use Aquarium Monsters Lead Free Fishing Sinkers?
Safe for the fisher person NO LEAD
Dr Drop's Exclusive Friction Grip System
Environmentally Safe, using tried and proven materials
Additional benefits from Sink n Smell, burley weight system
Costs the same or CHEAPER than equivalent lead based products
Several countries have banned the use of smaller lead based sinkers, as they have been proven to kill wildlife, particularly waterbirds. Just handling a lead sinker is bad for you, lead bio-accumulates (you can absorb lead but not get rid of it). Small children are at risk of fatal lead poisoning if they eat a lead sinker and it is not removed, even with proper treatment the effects of lead poisoning can never be fully cured. Globally lead is being removed from petrol, paint and water carrying products due to its toxicity, yet it is still commonly used for fishing sinkers. WorkSafe Australia have very specific requirements for anyone who works with lead. Have a read of this article by WorkSafe it will change the way you handle any lead products.