The impact of lead (Pb) in hunting and fishing sports is a significant problem and cannot be addressed in a single post. As a result I have invited a group of friends who are experts on various specific angles of the subject to write guests posts about this issue and will post each of these article-links here on this page as they are live.
Topics that will be covered in this series:
- Lead in fishing and hunting gear and the impact on the environment.
- The concern for lead in (indoor) firing ranges.
- Lead in fishing and hunting gear and the impact on human health.
- Lead in fishing and hunting gear and the impact on endangered species.
- Lead and the decimation of the California Condor population.
- Lead and the impact on the symbol of America, the Bald Eagle.
- Lead in the food supply from hunting and fishing.
- Recycled lead, the impact of lead exposure from the repurposing of spent bullet casings used for art or other purposes.
- The impact of lead on children participating in shooting and hunting sports.
- Films and news pieces about lead in hunting and fishing.
- Lead in fishing and hunting equipment sold for use by children (regulatory loopholes).
Check back soon for updates. Updates will also be shared on the LeadSafeMama page on Facebook!
With each of these topics the most important thing to realize is that for each application (for each use of lead in hunting and fishing gear) there is an easily accessible and relatively inexpensive lead-free alternative (examples: steel, zinc or copper options) and when a choice can be made it should be a lead-free choice if at all possible.
Topics that are currently live on my blog:
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