Department of Environmental and Population Health -> Lead Poisoning

Lead Alternatives

A wide range of lead free products for fishing and shooting sports are currently available in nontoxic materials such as steel, iron, bismuth, granite, and ceramic. Other lead alternatives such as tin, brass, and copper are also available, although further testing of these materials is needed to ensure their safety. Today there is on-going research to develop fishing and hunting gear that is both effective and non-hazardous in the environment.

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