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Comparison of lead levels in edible parts of red deer hunted with lead or non-lead ammunition

Game meat may contain elevated concentrations of lead especially if lead-containing ammunition is used for hunting. Then a health risk is possible for consumer groups with high game meat intake. Our results have shown that by the use of non-lead ammunition, a significant reduction of the lead concentration especially in edible parts near the wound channel is possible.

The study was published in Science of The Total Environment.

Comparison of lead levels in edible parts of red deer hunted with lead or non-lead ammunition
Annett Martin, Christine Müller-Graf, Thomas Selhorst, Antje Gerofke, Ellen Ulbig, Carl Gremse, Matthias Greiner, Monika Lahrssen-Wiederholt, Andreas Hensel

Science of The Total Environment
Published: online 5 November 2018, print: 25 February 2019
Volume 653,
Pages 315-326
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.393
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.393

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