A major effort to increase safety in the everyday handling of lead castings, lead extrusions and other lead products was instituted in 1994. Medi-RayTM realized that this goal could be realized if lead products had a suitable safety coating. Intense research and development resulted in the same year with the development of a proprietary, water based, low V.O.C. coating which adheres itself to lead. This revolutionary product reduces the V.O.C. levels that were previously present in coating applications and greatly enhances the safe handling of any lead product to which it is applied.