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Study: Lead in blood linked to wild game

Posted on Nov 11, 2008 in Health & Wellness

A North Dakota study finds that those consuming animals killed with lead bullets face potentially higher health risksPeople who eat wild game killed with lead bullets tend to have higher levels of lead in their blood than people who don’t, according to a first-of-its-kind study of 738 North Dakotans. “People who ate a lot of wild game tended to have higher lead levels than those who ate little or none,” Dr. Stephen Pickard, epidemiologist for the North Dakota Department of Health, said Wednesday. The study also showed that the more recent the consumption of wild game killed...

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