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Environmentalists take aim at toxic lead in ammunition [Birds love to eat lead?]
Kansas City Star ^ | 3/26/2012 | ROB HOTAKAINEN

Posted on 03/29/2012 1:37:10 PM PDT by AdamBomb

Using a canoe or her 10-foot Zodiac boat, Martha Jordan has scooped up hundreds of sick or dead trumpeter and tundra swans from Judson Lake in northwestern Washington state, the site of one of the worst known cases of lead poisoning among wildlife.

According to her count, at least 2,700 of them have died or needed to be euthanized since 1999 after eating lead from ammunition left in the wild by hunters. Jordan, a 62-year-old wildlife biologist from Everett, Wash., wonders why the federal government won't help more of the birds live by banning lead in ammunition.

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


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To: Hodar

Total BS! I have a lead bullet inside my pelvis, from being shot in a robbery, 38 years ago, and I’m just fine.


21 posted on 03/29/2012 2:37:05 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Precisely correct. Any lead shot in the lakes would have to be leftover from the pre-steel days.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 2:56:09 PM PDT by El Kabong1
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To: TigersEye

Yeah, here’s another, less technical article from a hunting perspective:

http://www.thesnipehunter.com/page19.html

I knew that hunters were sometimes required to use steel shot, but didn’t know the particulars.

I know that a lot of mountain streams pass through galena (lead sulfide) outcrops without apparent ill effect, but lead sulfide is apparently not as water soluble as elemental lead.


23 posted on 03/29/2012 3:05:52 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
...but lead sulfide is apparently not as water soluble as elemental lead.

That's surprising. At any rate the FedMob needs to get out of our lives and the EPA should be scrapped! Enough of their do-gooder meddling.

24 posted on 03/29/2012 3:45:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Agreed. I should have used the /sarc tag. I fluked up.


25 posted on 03/29/2012 3:47:39 PM PDT by PosterPoster (That's nothing Fluke - Medicare doesn't cover ammo either. Now that's really fluked up!)
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