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Doesn't make much sense, as I thought that the regulations were intended to stop commercial, large-scale use of lead solder. So you can buy it if you're an electronics manufacturer but not if you're building an amp or pedal for your own use!
Ersin multicore added to the list of items I'm stockpiling in case of no-deal brexit.
the regulations were intended to make it look as if governments were doing something 'green' without addressing the real problem
There are a lot of scare stories surrounding lead, and most are just bunkum. As @ICBM says, the problem isn't lead its that we allow it to get into landfill where it becomes moblie and capable of being leached into soil. We shouldn't be putting any metals into landfill whatever, even aluminium (megawatts required to smelt it) copper and iron, the inherent stored energy in their production should make us think twice.