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      Chronic Lead Intoxication From Eating Wild-Harvested Game.

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      The American journal of medicine

      Elsevier BV

      Environmental medicine, Heavy metal, Hunting

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          Abstract

          The purpose of this article is to determine if conversion from eating wild game harvested with lead-based ammunition to nonlead-based ammunition results in lower blood lead levels. Supersonic injection of toxin-leeching frangible projectiles into food is intuitively bad. As much as 95% of the ~13.7 million hunters in the United States choose shrapnel-inducing lead bullets to kill game; in addition, not harvesting meat is an incarcerable crime. A lead ammunition ban on certain federal lands was recently rescinded and the National Rifle Association refutes any risk from eating lead bullet-harvested game.

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          Journal
          Am. J. Med.
          The American journal of medicine
          Elsevier BV
          1555-7162
          0002-9343
          May 2018
          : 131
          : 5
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Nelson, New Zealand. Electronic address: Eric.Buenz@nmit.ac.nz.
          [2 ] Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Nelson, New Zealand.
          Article
          S0002-9343(17)31224-X
          10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.11.031
          29247605

          Heavy metal, Hunting, Environmental medicine

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