Thank God I have no intentions of becoming pregnant
Now that would be a sight to behold!!!
Growing up I remember eating all kinds of game (rabbits, pheasant, waterfowl etc.) that were shot with lead shot and from time to time, I'm sure I ingested some.
I cannot imagine a bullet leaving enough lead in the meat to really make that big of a difference. I guess if you ate a whole fragment it could be a problem, but I don't ever recall in all my years of eating big game every running into a bullet fragment. Plus we have always trimmed away any bullet damaged meat and don't eat it.
I don't like studies like that. They find anything at all and the sky is falling. Their job is to find things bad for you.
If they don't get the results they need they wont get any funding next year. So find that satistical equation that says young childeren and pregnant (old codgers ) will die a horrible death and funding is had.
Very sad that this was a volitary program and now they will be X-Raying the meat. How much is tha going to cost?
Anyone know how much lead was in the paint on the right front fender of a 1976 Ford F250. You see, Buddy & I smoked a moose thirty years ago, salvaged all the meat and people constantly say to me " You haven't been right in decades"
Could that be the reason
Good science should set out to disprove itself anyway.
Say for instance you find elevated lead levels in people eating game. Next you should look for other causes, or increase your sample size, work on every variable to prove yourself wrong. The harder it is to prove yourself wrong, the higher the probability of being correct.
I wish I know where I found it but I heard recently of donated meat given to shelters and food banks having to be destroyed. It tested very high for lead. Turns out all the meat was made into burger and the lead might well have been chopped up with the meat into tiny pieces.
My wife butchers all of our meat and we seldom grind any, we mostly make sausage from pork and the small amounts we do grind are done by hand, no chunks of lead. Having small children it is something I try to be aware of. Thank you for posting Moderator.
The lead tainted game was found in minnesota. I have a degree in biology and i find this study very tough to support. i find it extremely hard to believe that a bullet can leave that much lead behind, and then a human injest it. Also, in the article i read in the MN paper said that the range of lead concentrations was at 9.2 or so, at it's highest, in this study. the next sentence was that anything over 12 was considered a situation where intervention was needed. So if the highest levels of this study were below "intervention" levels, why are we intervening? Either don't intervene or lower the standard. Also, i think the lead is coming from somewhere else, like the water or food supply. I think that all those years of leaded gasoline/ommisions have worked its ways into the wells of the local farmers, and the farmers are using that tainted water to irrigate their crops. The deer are then eating the crops, becuase that is what they do, and we are then eating the venison that is saturated with lead. The deers lifespan is too short to manifest symptoms of lead poisoning, so we miss it there.
The CDC has long had an anti gun bias anyway. I for one have been ingesting meat killed by lead bullets for years and have never been affect..........adobobuiadoibgwefruobiafugouihadgfioubh14198fjkaf.......ed whatsoever. Never experienced s single pro....bubwduigv19745y179761945..blem. Nope. Not me. A Ok. Yup. Eat up folks. No worries.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...