Indoor Environmental Concerns - Lead Poisoning
People who fish for a living or as a hobby can be exposed to lead sinkers. You should know that exposure to lead can affect your health. If the lead in sinkers enters your blood stream, it can pass through your body and damage your brain, kidneys, other organs and red blood cells.
"SP605-L-Lead Alert for Anglers," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP605-L 1M 5/08(Rep) R12-5310-118-042-08 08-0218, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexenvi/18