The New Zealand Medical Journal recently published the letter “Firearms and lead” from researchers stating more awareness is needed in regards to the risk of lead absorption from firearm use. Researchers from the University of Otago-Wellington and Massey University in New Zealand say data collected from 2014 to 2017 show that the second most common identified non-occupational source of lead exposure each year was firing ranges. The letter explains that lead exposure at a firing range can occur through inhalation or ingestion.
“Healthy public policy about firearms and lead would mean tighter regulation, inspection and mitigation measures at firing ranges, mandatory advice to firearms owners applying for a license and public information campaigns about risk and mitigation measures”, stated Dr. Marie Russell, University of Otago-Wellington.
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