What are the advantages and disadvantages of lead products in construction?
Disadvantages: -Lead is very toxic, its use can result in
pollution of the ground and more importantly of water supplies.
This leads to the contamination of drinking water and can cause
hazards to human health as well as disrupting entire ecosystems.
Advantages: Because of its toxicity, lead is being bought less and
less around the world, which of course results in the lowering of
its cost. Plus lead melts at a relatively low temperature, making
it great for solder. However, recently the Chinese have show an
interest in buying mass quantities to manufacture batteries made
from a base of lead so the price of this metal may soon rise.