Lead Exposure and Humans

Humans can get lead poisoning. If you use lead ammunition for hunting ensure sure that you avoid meat with excessive shot damage and trim a generous distance from wound channels which may contain bullet fragments. Consuming bullet fragments can be harmful.

Firing range users may have a high risk of exposure to lead if precautions are not taken. When lead bullets are fired, lead dust is released into the air and then settles on surfaces.
For more information visit: www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/ factsheets/leadfiringranges_operators.pdf