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The Perils of Plumbism

Sunday 3rd March 2024

Consumption of lead contaminated meat shot with lead ammunition is a neglected source of potential lead exposure. The California condor was driven to the brink of extinction from eating lead-contaminated carrion and the NZ kea is facing declining numbers probably at least in part for the same reason.

Humans, too, are at risk. We identified a hunter whose blood lead level was 15X the recommended maximum from eating lead-contaminated meat and we have shown that almost 50% of meat packages destined for consumption have x-ray or chemical evidence of lead contamination. The solution is simple – ban the use of lead ammunition.

Family Friendly Alcohol Free


March 3


2pm to 3.30pm


Nelson & suburbs


Elma Turner Library
27 Halifax Street, Nelson
Activities Room

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$3 per person


Ph. 03 548 3101


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