"Pushing Back On Lead Ammo And Fishing Tackle Misinformation"

"A science denial campaign is being waged to keep lead in hunting and fishing. Who’s fighting back and how should they do it? "

"Groups including the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are waging science denial campaigns to keep lead products in hunting ammunition and fishing tackle.

As a result, wildlife is poisoned and human health is at risk.

Meanwhile, proponents of nonlead alternatives are divided on the path forward, fearful to address misinformation. Much has been learned about the psychology of misinformation from vaccine, tobacco, and climate denial campaigns, but these insights are largely ignored when it comes to lead ammunition and fishing tackle."

Sam Totoni reports for Environmental Health News December 7, 2021.


Part 1: "Hunting, Fishing, And Science Denial" (Environmental Health News)

Source: EHN, 12/08/2021