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Title: Information About Lead
Post by: jfrancl on August 19, 2013, 12:52:51 PM
The purpose of this thread is to provide information concerning lead poisoning and its effects on our feathered friends.  The links posted below are categorized by Articles, Studies and Videos.

Articles:

http://birding.about.com/od/birdconservation/a/How-Lead-Affects-Birds.htm

http://www.abcbirds.org/abcprograms/policy/toxins/lead.html

http://www.abcbirds.org/abcprograms/policy/toxins/lead.htmlp

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/eagle/GetTheLeadOut.html

http://www.adirondackwildlife.org/Lead_Poisoning_Wildlife.html

http://www.tufts.edu/vet/lead/

http://www.soarraptors.org/HuntLeadFree.html

http://thegazette.com/2012/01/05/sick-eagle-sidetracks-cr-deer-hunter/

http://world-bird-sanctuary.blogspot.com/2010/03/lead-poisoning.html

http://www.iowadnr.gov/portals/idnr/uploads/education/Species/birds/eagles_lead.pdf

http://www.huntingwithnonlead.org/



Studies:

http://www.nps.gov/grca/naturescience/bullet_study.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PoVgLuDcP4

http://escholarship.org/uc/item/6dq3h64x#page-1

http://tdn.com/lifestyles/article_ce4b09f0-dff7-11e0-9e5f-001cc4c03286.html

http://www.soarraptors.org/leadresearch.html

http://www.leadispoison.com/uploads/WSU2010LeadInEagles.pdf


Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWxFRjLPPXo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDOPcEDWEfc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn1IRYJ_480

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlrYDYKYikw&feature=share

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A_sl9Vf2HU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlrYDYKYikw


Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: doberman on August 19, 2013, 01:06:45 PM
JF, I like all the links listed together....Makes it so easy to read. Thank you.
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: Faith on August 19, 2013, 07:00:43 PM
Jfrancl, this is a great source of information.  Thank you for starting this thread!
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: glogdog on August 26, 2013, 11:34:02 AM
jf - you are a tireless warrior in the fight against Lead.  Thanks for putting everything in "one neat little package" on this thread. 
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: doberman on October 23, 2013, 03:54:15 PM
Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

http://www2.epa.gov/lead/lead-poisoning-prevention-week
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: EagleDave on September 08, 2014, 05:22:43 PM
jf.

I wanted to add my thanks to Finn,Faith,and glog's for putting all the links in one place. And thanks for continuing the battle to Get The Lead Out !  I try my best to convince anyone who will listen to me and I am always surprised at the ones who say they had no idea how harmful lead can be.
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: baziunc on October 21, 2014, 02:52:27 PM
Hi. Thanks to wings138 for posting this article link in the Cheers thread!!  It is the first of 3 parts, so be sure to see the links to Parts 2 and 3 on the right side near the top of the article.  It's about lead poisoning affecting people at shooting ranges - from the lead fumes and dust.  I knew about lead poisoning from lead bullet fragments being ingested, but I did not know about lead poisoning from exposure to lead dust and lead fumes emitted at shooting ranges.  Even kids in shooting clubs were getting high lead levels from having the dust on their hands and then eating finger food... that's in Part 3 of this 3-Part story.  Even though this isn't about eagles, it's important, and so I'm re-posting it to share here.  I think wings138 makes a good point ...  that if people who don't even hunt are getting lead poisoning from lead ammo, then maybe more people will try to push for, and switch to, non-lead ammo.  Here's that post and link:

Hello Cheerio's.........I read this article in our morning paper and thought you might be interested in it.......maybe with humans getting sick from lead bullets things will finally change...........

  http://projects.seattletimes.com/2014/loaded-with-lead/1/

http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,1798.msg360030.html#msg360030

Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: jfrancl on November 23, 2014, 08:31:08 AM
Hello Parrothead.  Thanks for your post. 

It is really an increase in awareness of the damages that lead recreational hunting ammunition and fishing tackle has on wildlife, and on several species of raptors but bald eagles in particular.  Many studies have been performed and the overwhelming results show that ingested lead particles can severely impact them.

Bald eagles have very strong stomach acids and those same strong stomach acids break down lead and then lead is absorbed into the blood stream.  Primary lead exposure is caused by the animal eating lead directly, mistaking it for food or grit. Secondary lead exposure comes from the animal eating another animal that contains lead.  Studies have documented that a very small amount of ingested lead by an eagle is lethal. Less than 200mg of lead can cause death. 

Some symptoms of lead poisoning can be lethargy and weak and are unable to stand, eat  or fly, attacking the nervous system, brain swelling, collisions, seizures, respiratory distress, and vision impairment.  Often, by the time these symptoms are visible, it may be too late and it will not survive, even if Chelation Therapy is administered.  Some studies show that for every 1 bird caught, tested and treated for lead poisoning - 9 are not.

And, young children and pregnant women absorb more lead than do adult males.

I hope this explanation will help in some small way.  Please feel free to post any other questions you may have and use any of the links provided above.  SOAR's Website has some great information as well.

http://www.soarraptors.org/
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: baziunc on November 24, 2014, 02:28:06 PM
Hello everyone, I need how answering this question. I've been posting on my Facebook page for hunters to Get the Lead out. One hunter asked this,
 "Just a thought and still not so sure about this. "A spike in the last 5-10 years of lead poisoning". Lead ammo has been around forever. Why the increase in the last decade or so ? And why hasn't other scavengers who feed on these same carcasses been affected ?

Can anyone help me answer his Concerns? Please. I want to convince him about the dangers of lead. ??? ??? ??? :-\

parrothead, I know you saw jfrancl's post in response to yours.  But did you also see jfrancl's post today in the Get the Lead Out thread?  It has a link to a great letter written to a newspaper about someone finding a sick BE, poisoned by lead.  But it also speaks to other animals, uncluding humans, who are also affected by eating lead-shot game, and other info about how lead continues to enter our environment and food chains and the awful results of that.

jfrancl's post can be found here: http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,765.msg366811.html#msg366811 and it includes a link to that letter to the Des Moines newspaper, below.

I highly recommend reading this and sharing it with others:
 
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/11/20/lead-ammunition-poisoning-wildlife/19309287/
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: BHscent on June 27, 2015, 08:51:38 PM
This is a great post jf. I would like to see it promoted more not only on here but also FB. Maybe RRP can share your post on their wall on FB?
It is important to spread this word to all we can. Also over and over.
Heck, with permission. I will copy and share it everywhere I can.  ;)
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: jfrancl on August 12, 2015, 05:56:47 AM
Thank you all!!  Hunting season is just around the corner.
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: T40cfr403 on September 30, 2015, 11:14:08 PM
Thanks gg and Amy for that persuasive, well-organized summary!
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: jfrancl on October 01, 2015, 06:30:24 AM
Amy, thank you for your well done post on lead poisoning.  GG thanks for posting it here.  Hunting season is near. We still have time to help educate those who are not aware of the catastrophic results lead poisoning can have on wildlife and especially the avian population. 
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: baziunc on October 04, 2015, 11:28:51 AM
GREAT BLOG, AMY!  Can we write it high in the sky for all to see?  Thanks for posting that link, GG!
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 16, 2015, 10:36:24 AM
EPA regulations for lead in paint, dust, soil, water, air and disposed waste.

http://www.epa.gov/lead/lead-regulations
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: baziunc on December 16, 2015, 02:21:06 PM
I saw on the national news on TV this morning that the Mayor of Flint, Michigan, issued a State of Emergency because of high lead levels found in their tap/drinking water, after complaints from residents about finding elevated levels of lead in the water and the infants and children there.  Apparently, in 2014, Flint switched from getting its water from the Detroit water system, to save money, and started taking it instead from the Flint River, temporarily.  This news article says that they switched back to the Detroit water system in October, but it may be too late to reverse the damage already done, and they expect to incur higher costs in the coming years to deal with special education and mental health needs as a result.

This is the NPR report on that news from today, with an audio file link on the page also:
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-flint-michigan-declares-state-of-emergency-over-lead-in-drinking-water/
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 16, 2015, 07:11:32 PM
I saw on the national news on TV this morning that the Mayor of Flint, Michigan, issued a State of Emergency because of high lead levels found in their tap/drinking water, after complaints from residents about finding elevated levels of lead in the water and the infants and children there.  Apparently, in 2014, Flint switched from getting its water from the Detroit water system, to save money, and started taking it instead from the Flint River, temporarily.  This news article says that they switched back to the Detroit water system in October, but it may be too late to reverse the damage already done, and they expect to incur higher costs in the coming years to deal with special education and mental health needs as a result.

This is the NPR report on that news from today, with an audio file link on the page also:
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-flint-michigan-declares-state-of-emergency-over-lead-in-drinking-water/

baz - I posted the same story in the "Get the Lead Out" thread because I had an eagle-y comment of my own to make about it. However, the story rightfully belongs in this thread, so I'm glad you posted it here. The whole thing is so awful!
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: baziunc on December 17, 2015, 05:17:49 PM
I saw on the national news on TV this morning that the Mayor of Flint, Michigan, issued a State of Emergency because of high lead levels found in their tap/drinking water, after complaints from residents about finding elevated levels of lead in the water and the infants and children there.  Apparently, in 2014, Flint switched from getting its water from the Detroit water system, to save money, and started taking it instead from the Flint River, temporarily.  This news article says that they switched back to the Detroit water system in October, but it may be too late to reverse the damage already done, and they expect to incur higher costs in the coming years to deal with special education and mental health needs as a result.

This is the NPR report on that news from today, with an audio file link on the page also:
http://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-flint-michigan-declares-state-of-emergency-over-lead-in-drinking-water/

baz - I posted the same story in the "Get the Lead Out" thread because I had an eagle-y comment of my own to make about it. However, the story rightfully belongs in this thread, so I'm glad you posted it here. The whole thing is so awful!

T40, I didn't read the posts in the Get the Lead Out thread until after I had read and posted in this thread.  I saw your post in that thread after I posted here.  I think it's good to have it in both threads for the many obvious reasons.  I just wrote and erased a huge diatribe about this horrendous situation.  I had to erase it.  I tried to re-write my response three times, but I still couldn't contain myself.  I am burning angry about this.
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: T40cfr403 on March 05, 2016, 02:59:15 PM
Proceedings of the May 2008 Conference co-sponsored by The Peregrine Fund, Boise State University, Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine and the U.S. Geological Survey. Includes links to all the presentations.

Ingestion of Lead from Spent Ammunition: Implications for Wildlife and Humans

https://www.peregrinefund.org/subsites/conference-lead/2008PbConf_Proceedings.htm

Brief summary of the proceedings from The Peregrine Fund's Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-peregrine-fund/proceedings-from-conference-ingestion-of-lead-from-spent-ammunition-implications/81095219368/

Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 12, 2016, 01:11:29 AM
Hunt and Fish Lead Free

http://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/hunt-and-fish-lead-free/
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 14, 2016, 08:38:35 PM
Lead emissions from planes may be costing billions in lost earnings

http://journalistsresource.org/studies/environment/pollution-environment/plane-lead-fuel-emissions-economic-impact
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 30, 2016, 08:08:07 PM
Exclusive: CDC considers lowering threshold level for lead exposure

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lead-cdc-idUSKBN14J160
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: nanimal on March 06, 2017, 07:26:47 AM
Unconscionable!

Scroll to p.2.  This happened the day after confirmation of the Interior Secretary.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3480299-10-Examples-Industries-Push-Followed-by-Trump.html#document/p1/a341221

Just posting the facts!
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 16, 2017, 06:41:36 PM
Save the eagles--Go lead free: Fish & Wildlife Service is urging deer hunters to use non-toxic ammo

http://www.dl-online.com/news/state/4343268-save-eagles-go-lead-free-fish-wildlife-service-urging-deer-hunters-use-non-toxic

Deer Hunting and Lead: Be Part of the Solution

https://www.fws.gov/midwest/refuges/leadfree.html

(https://www.fws.gov/midwest/refuges/images/lead_diagram.jpg)


A  Review  and  Assessment  of  Spent  Lead Ammunition and Its Exposure and Effects to Scavenging Birds in the United States 

https://www.fws.gov/midwest/refuges/Review%20and%20Assessment%20paper.pdf     

NON-LEAD RIFLE AMMUNITION

https://portal.azgfd.stagingaz.gov/PortalImages/files/wildlife/nongame/condor/Non-LeadAmmo.pdf

California Certified Nonlead Ammunition

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Nonlead-Ammunition/Certified

Non-Toxic Ammunition Frequently Asked Questions

https://www.fws.gov/midwest/refuges/FAQs.pdf

Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: T40cfr403 on November 24, 2017, 03:57:56 PM
People who use indoor firing ranges at risk of lead poisoning

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20171122/People-who-use-indoor-firing-ranges-at-risk-of-lead-poisoning.aspx
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: T40cfr403 on December 09, 2018, 12:18:05 AM
USGS National Wildlife Health Center - Lead Poisoning in Wild Birds

https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2009/3051/pdf/fs2009-3051.pdf?fbclid=IwAR00RYwDSFh7txcEYjUYw5CCKCB-3uwdziULDC8T2m9vow1AwUc-VivP53U

University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine - The Raptor Center: Lead Poisoning

https://www.raptor.umn.edu/our-research/lead-poisoning?fbclid=IwAR1VH0eV43n3Y58Oo22q8xwNWhYxEGCRXpD4pbxZYmqjA9H4qjepzfKTqlE

Fishing Wisconsin - Get the lead out

https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/fishhealth/gettheleadout.html?fbclid=IwAR3NMIYBH0W60pEzG4zHjV156pgwKh4ZDdlDF_Bw_QoAxJtnp9INQkv8QsM

IS COPPER AMMUNITION THE WAY?

https://www.raptor.umn.edu/sites/raptor.umn.edu/files/copper_brochure.pdf

Ingestion of Spent Lead Ammunition: Implications for Wildlife and Humans - The Peregrine Fund 2008 Conference

Links to Resources - http://www.peregrinefund.org/subsites/conference-lead/2008PbConf_links.htm

Justification - http://www.peregrinefund.org/subsites/conference-lead/2008PbConf_Justification.htm

Research Abstracts (go to Page 24) - http://www.peregrinefund.org/subsites/conference-lead/CONFERENCE-PROGRAM-v2.pdf

(http://www.peregrinefund.org/subsites/conference-lead/Images/Flyer%20x-ray.JPG)
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: T40cfr403 on May 30, 2019, 04:21:58 PM
Approved shot types - The shot types that are approved as nontoxic for waterfowl hunting in the U.S. are the following: https://www.fws.gov/birds/bird-enthusiasts/hunting/nontoxic.php

Non-Toxic Shot Buyer's Guide - https://www.cabelas.com/product/Non-Toxic-Shot-Buyers-Guide/532009.uts

State Regulations Concerning the Use of Lead-Free Ammunition - http://www.leadfreehunting.com/state-regulations

The Peregrine Fund's North American Non-Lead Partnership - https://www.peregrinefund.org/non-lead-ammo
Title: Re: Information About Lead
Post by: T40cfr403 on October 14, 2020, 10:55:55 PM
Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

https://www.ehn.org/lead-in-donated-venison-meat-2648176251.html

(https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDUwNjg0OS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0NDgyNTU4Mn0.6Q6oidCuMkvep1XIOt3KEo0RGUuScQwnTTOQ4hdWNo4/img.jpg?width=980)

(https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDUwNjg1OC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYwMjczNzQxMn0.aryLmPEw-Fubq-mANLHbu4qF-ikNAK1teKA3kPemiq8/img.jpg?width=980)
A computed tomography (CT) image of the glowing fragments of lead in packages of donated meat. (Credit: William Cornatzer)