"Eating Venison, Other Game Raises Lead Exposure"

"New research raises questions about the safety of eating wild game, and triggers a renewed debate about banning lead ammunition. Tests by the CDC show that eating venison and other game can raise the amounts of lead in human bodies by 50 percent. The National Park Service has announced a controversial plan to ban lead bullets and fishing tackle, which Acting Director Dan Wenk said “will benefit humans, wildlife, and ecosystems inside and outside park boundaries.” "

Scott Streater reports for Environmental Health News September 28, 2009.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009