Category: “Studies-on-human-health”

This report contains a pro veritate opinion requested by the Comitato Nazionale Caccia e Natura (Italy) regarding the possible human health implications deriving from the use of lead ammunitions in hunting, paying particular attention to the 2012 ISPRA (Italy) report. Download Document...

The presence of metal lead fragments in the tissue around the wound channel can be observed in animals killed with lead-based bullets. These parts are normally discarded as food but a limited number of fragments may be consumed accidentally. The aim of this study was...

Game meat may contain variable amounts of lead in the form of fine metallic residues originating from hunting ammunition. This study investigates the effect of frequent game meat consumption in the blood lead levels of hunters comparing it to a control group, voluntary blood donors...

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. Download Document...

This study, concerning the bioaccessibility of lead metal fragments, demonstrates that game meat from animals shot with lead ammunition, when properly slaughtered and butchered, is an extremely safe foodstuff in comparison to many others as only a small percentage of any lead metal is converted...

Lead is a natural environmental contaminant, but its use in the past in water pipes, paint and petrol increased its general presence. Food is the major source of human exposure to lead. The current study examined 144,206 analytical results for lead in food collected during...

Lead is a natural environmental contaminant, but its use in the past in water pipes, paint and petrol increased its general presence. Food is the major source of human exposure to lead. The current study examined 144,206 analytical results for lead in food collected during...