Title:

Lead exposure through eating wild game

Author(s):
Publication Year:
2016
Abstract:

People generally reject the idea of injecting toxic substances into food, except when it involves hunting wild game. Perhaps surprising to nonhunters, up to 95% of hunters use lead projectiles,1 despite nonlead projectiles offering a suitable alternative (Figure).2 The use of nonlead projectiles eliminates lead exposure experienced through eating wild game. Hunters are not averse to using lead-free projectiles: when hunters were given free copper projectiles, 77% used these nontoxic projectiles.3 Physicians are in a unique position to explain the risks of lead exposure to hunting patients and their families and also explain the option of using nonlead projectiles.

Publication Title:

The American Journal of Medicine

Volume:
129
Issue:
5
Pages:
457-458
Item Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
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