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LEAD Action News vol 4 no 4 Spring 1996  ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News ( ISSN 1440-0561)
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Guns and Lead

by Adrian Hill, NSW Community Lead Advisory Service

The perceptive among you will have worked out that guns are dangerous. Small pieces of metal in your body can be bad for your health - and I’m not talking about being shot.

Because lead is used in bullets and gun-shot, there is a very real danger of lead poisoning from the cradle to (appropriately enough) the grave. Every time a gun is fired, lead dust and fumes are discharged into the air, to be inhaled by the shooter and those nearby.

Workers in mining and smelting, indoor shooting ranges, police and security, as well as hunters and amateur shooters can all be at risk of suffering serious health problems, including aggression and mood swings.......scary !!

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