Lead in Game Meat and Implications for Human Health
Author: Pier Mannuccio Mannucci (Scientific Director, IRCCS Ca’ Granda Maggiore Policlinico Hospital Foundation, Milano)
The primary lead contamination of game meat stems from intake of natural food, water and habitat exposure. Projectiles used to hunt game may cause secondary lead contamination of their meat. This study investigates the relationship between blood lead levels and clinical desease.