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Re: E-M:/ Lead fragments in shot deer from bullets



Below is a video clip about lead in venison harvested in Minnesota. The video and study were done by the Minnesota DNR. Much appreciate the public health goddess who forwarded the link to me.
 
Michelle Hurd Riddick
Lone Tree Council
 
 
 
 
In a message dated 12/2/2008 2:47:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, ajs@sagady.com writes:

While so far unsuccessfuly trying to find information I was
after in Wisconsin, I cam across this site discussing the
problem of lead fragment contamination of hunter shot deer,
which is relevant to the present Michigan deer season.

http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/lead.htm

scroll down to see xrays of lead fragments in killed game.

Is this enough to get hunters to give up lead bullets?  Probably not....it
may not even be enough to prevent some people from giving lead
contaminated shot deer meat to children and pregnant women.

Note that hundreds of very small lead fragments can occur in the tissue of
shot deer.