Archive: “Lead-in-ammunition”

Including lead in the REACH Authorisation list, as proposed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), would negatively impact many strategic sectors and successful value chains in Europe, including the European ammunition industry and its related businesses. The consequences for industry and society would be significant...

If the near-total ban on the use of lead ammunition comes into force without a meaningful transition period, the socio-economic impact on the ammunition and firearms industry—and related sectors, would be severe: up to €4 billion and over 16,000 jobs could be lost, with associated...

Shooting ranges must follow stringend regulations in terms safety and environmental protection. This is not always the case because they are operated by amateurs. All shooting ranges that allow the use of lead-free bullets must improve the rebound protection and protect the installations on the...

This study on the link between lead in ammunition and condors mortality aims to show that lead is not the main cause. Even if lead is eliminated, the Condor cannot survive in the wild for other reasons, habitat is severely limited, food is severely limited...

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 Full Study Download Presentation...