Skip to comments.Environmentalists take aim at toxic lead in ammunition [Birds love to eat lead?]
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.
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Total BS! I have a lead bullet inside my pelvis, from being shot in a robbery, 38 years ago, and I’m just fine.
Precisely correct. Any lead shot in the lakes would have to be leftover from the pre-steel days.
Yeah, here’s another, less technical article from a hunting perspective:
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.
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.
Agreed. I should have used the /sarc tag. I fluked up.