Hunting Ammunition and Implications for Public Health [PDF] March, 2014 Minnesota

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Hunting Ammunition and Implications for Public Health [PDF] March, 2014  Minnesota,  Julia Ponder, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota 
... In 2008, food banks had to remove venison contaminated with lead from their shelves.
 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states there is no level of lead exposure in children known to be without adverse effects.  Based on these recognized health risks, MN, Wisconsin and North Dakota wildlife agencies and state health departments have recommended that pregnant women and children do not eat any game harvested with lead ammunition.  Additional human health studies are needed to determine the extent of ill health effects that lead ammunition is having...


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