Substitute for Lead
- Tungsten shot and ammunition are environmentally friendly alternatives to poisonous lead for hunting and in military training.
- Fishing weights are made of a tungsten weighted plastic to replace the conventional lead weights.
- Polymer-tungsten or tungsten heavy metal composites are used as substitutes to lead.
- Tungsten heavy metal alloys with densities of 17-18g/cm3 are used for radiation shielding, collimators or containers for radioactive substances.
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