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21

Dec

How will ‘green’ bullets change hunting?It may not have a huge impact on hunting, but ‘green’ bullets could help reduce the rates of lead poisoning in groundwater and animals.

How will ‘green’ bullets change hunting?
It may not have a huge impact on hunting, but ‘green’ bullets could help reduce the rates of lead poisoning in groundwater and animals.

28

Jul

Imported hot sauces may contain leadAbout 16 percent of hot sauces tested from Mexico and South America had lead in them. If you’re concerned about the lead in your hot sauce, try making your own.

Imported hot sauces may contain lead
About 16 percent of hot sauces tested from Mexico and South America had lead in them. If you’re concerned about the lead in your hot sauce, try making your own.

28

Feb

Produce from urban gardens could contain lead


Toxic metals like lead, zinc and cadmium are commonly found in soil, particularly in urban areas, and lead is neurotoxic, especially to babies and young children.            

Produce from urban gardens could contain lead

Toxic metals like lead, zinc and cadmium are commonly found in soil, particularly in urban areas, and lead is neurotoxic, especially to babies and young children.            

26

Jun

Lead poisoning ‘epidemic’ plagues California condorsThe rare birds die from lead poisoning after scavenging carcasses contaminated by lead bullets despite years of costly conservation efforts.

Lead poisoning ‘epidemic’ plagues California condors
The rare birds die from lead poisoning after scavenging carcasses contaminated by lead bullets despite years of costly conservation efforts.

08

Jun

Wildlife groups sue U.S. over lead bulletsLead bullets often fragment upon impact, leaving bits behind in carcasses that animals scavenge and causing lead poisoning in species. Millions of birds and other wildlife, including the endangered California condor, are poisoned each year from scavenging big game left behind by hunters who used lead bullets.

Wildlife groups sue U.S. over lead bullets
Lead bullets often fragment upon impact, leaving bits behind in carcasses that animals scavenge and causing lead poisoning in species. Millions of birds and other wildlife, including the endangered California condor, are poisoned each year from scavenging big game left behind by hunters who used lead bullets.

23

Apr

U.S. House OKs ‘Sportsmen’s Heritage Act’The controversial bill, which now heads to the Senate, would open more national parks to hunting and protect the use of toxic lead ammunition.

U.S. House OKs ‘Sportsmen’s Heritage Act’
The controversial bill, which now heads to the Senate, would open more national parks to hunting and protect the use of toxic lead ammunition.

09

Apr

Bald eagle in crosshairs of U.S. fight over lead bulletsSome 20 million birds die each year from eating bits of lead in animal carcasses because many U.S. hunters use lead ammo.

Bald eagle in crosshairs of U.S. fight over lead bullets
Some 20 million birds die each year from eating bits of lead in animal carcasses because many U.S. hunters use lead ammo.

14

Mar

Is there lead in your water?Reducing exposure to lead in water is especially important if you have young children or are pregnant. Here are 6 steps you can take to protect your family.

Is there lead in your water?
Reducing exposure to lead in water is especially important if you have young children or are pregnant. Here are 6 steps you can take to protect your family.

05

May

Can you name this U.S. city?1. It’s the most toxic place in America, according to the EPA.2. It’s so polluted that the local creek turned red, sinkholes opened up in the ground, and high levels of lead were found in residents.3. The town was deemed too toxic to clean up so the federal government began paying people to leave, and the city’s post office officially closed in July 2009.

Can you name this U.S. city?

1. It’s the most toxic place in America, according to the EPA.

2. It’s so polluted that the local creek turned red, sinkholes opened up in the ground, and high levels of lead were found in residents.

3. The town was deemed too toxic to clean up so the federal government began paying people to leave, and the city’s post office officially closed in July 2009.

01

Feb

Toxic waste candy was recalled because it’s actually toxic — it contains high doses of lead.

Toxic waste candy was recalled because it’s actually toxic — it contains high doses of lead.