Eating Wild Game Increases Level Of Lead In Your Blood

November 6, 2008

Researchers have found that you can increase the level of lead in your blood by eating wild game killed by lead bullets.................Washington (ChattahBox) – Researchers have found that you can increase the level of lead in your blood by eating wild game killed by lead bullets.

The new study followed 738 people from North Dakota and was conducted by the North Dakota Department of Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Researchers were able to directly link the consumption of wild game killed with lead bullets, and levels of lead in the blood.

The risk was highest for kids under the age of 6, as well as pregnant women.

The levels of lead in the blood present from eating wild game was high enough to cause serious health events.


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