Study: lead from bullets contaminates game meat

Idaho StatesmanMay 13, 2008 

The meat in your freezer from the deer you shot last fall may be contaminated with tiny fragments of lead from the bullets that killed it.

A study released today by the Peregrine Fund and Washington State University shows that people who consume venison from game animals killed with lead bullets risk ingestion of the poisonous metal. Tiny amounts of lead can cause brain development problems in children.

Even amounts previously considered safe in adults are now known to increase rates of death from heart attack and stroke.

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