Raptor Resource Project Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Author Topic: Information About Lead  (Read 1722 times)

baziunc

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 173
  • Queen of Decorah - April 10, 2016
Re: Information About Lead
« Reply #15 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/
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called the present."   ― A.A. Milne

"Hope for the best and accept what comes." ― President Jimmy Carter, on Aug. 20, 2015, during press conference at The Carter Center

T40cfr403

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16831
Re: Information About Lead
« Reply #16 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!
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

baziunc

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 173
  • Queen of Decorah - April 10, 2016
Re: Information About Lead
« Reply #17 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.
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called the present."   ― A.A. Milne

"Hope for the best and accept what comes." ― President Jimmy Carter, on Aug. 20, 2015, during press conference at The Carter Center

T40cfr403

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16831
Re: Information About Lead
« Reply #18 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/

« Last Edit: March 05, 2016, 03:26:43 PM by T40cfr403 »
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

T40cfr403

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16831
Re: Information About Lead
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2016, 01:11:29 AM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

T40cfr403

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16831
Re: Information About Lead
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2016, 08:38:35 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

T40cfr403

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16831
Re: Information About Lead
« Reply #21 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
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

nanimal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3040
  • Decorah Eagle fan since April 3, 2011
Re: Information About Lead
« Reply #22 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!
They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth. ~ Henry Beston
REMEMBERING A GREAT MAN, 7-27-2015.  SOAR HIGH AND FREE, BOB
Dad Decorah, always loved and remembered

T40cfr403

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16831
Re: Information About Lead
« Reply #23 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




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

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

T40cfr403

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16831
Re: Information About Lead
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2017, 03:57:56 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

T40cfr403

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16831
« Last Edit: December 09, 2018, 12:21:40 AM by T40cfr403 »
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

T40cfr403

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16831
Re: Information About Lead
« Reply #26 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
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

T40cfr403

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16831
Re: Information About Lead
« Reply #27 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




A computed tomography (CT) image of the glowing fragments of lead in packages of donated meat. (Credit: William Cornatzer)
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring