"Groups Seek Ban on Lead in Sporting Ammunition"

"On Tuesday, the Center for Biological Diversity and the American Bird Conservancy plan to file a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency seeking a comprehensive nationwide ban on lead-based sporting ammunition and fishing tackle.

The petitioners argue that 'it is now incontrovertible fact' that lead fragments in the bodies of animals shot with lead bullets or lead pellets are 'a serious source of lead exposure to scavenging animals' and a health risk to humans who eat hunters' kills."

Felicity Barringer reports for the New York Times August 3, 2010.

Source: NYTimes, 08/04/2010