Hobbies with Lead Factsheet: Hunting and Fishing
Nevada Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
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Hunting and fishing are common outdoor activities in Nevada, yet many hunters and anglers remain unaware of the hidden danger of lead exposure in these activities. Lead is a poisonous metal that is commonly used in ammunition and fishing tackle because it is abundant, durable, heavy, and easy to mold. Lead poisoning can result from the handling of and accidental consumption of fragments of lead ammunition and fishing tackle, particularly in game meat. At risk in Nevada are the 366,760 hunters and anglers who use lead ammunition and fishing tackle as well as the families and community members that hunters share their game meat with.This fact sheet provides an overview of: • Hunting and fishing in Nevada • Sources of lead exposure in these activities • The impact of lead exposure on human health • Lead regulations in hunting and fishing • Recommendations to keep hunters, anglers and their families safe
Hunting and fishing; Nevada; Lead exposure; Lead regulations; Safety recommendations
Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion
López, E. B.,
Hobbies with Lead Factsheet: Hunting and Fishing.
Nevada Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.