More idiotic EU decisions
"Maybe you liked leaded petrol too? CFC-cooled fridges? Perhaps you enjoy littering?
You might like it, but when the battery dies and you throw it in a landfill rather than replacing it you're contributing to a problem that affects people other than you. Earth's a shared resource, buddy, so suck it up."
You might want to read 'Scared to Death' by Chris Booker re. the leaded petrol. Banning leaded petrol has done more environmental harm than the theoretical small risk using it ever had.
You need to burn more unleaded than leaded to get the same power and efficiency than leaded.