Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Aim1, May 10, 2021.
Since I started having children in the house, I always shower and change clothes after a range trip before playing with them.
Saying lead is safe cause "I'm fine" is about like me saying cigarettes are safe cause I have an 86 year old chain smoking grandma that's healthy as a horse.
If I'm leading a rifle or unloading no. If I am our and about in the woods and pop off a round or two probably not, but I'll wash when I get home so...
YES - eventually.
They drank wine etc from lead goblets, and the lead has been linked by historians/(& anthropologists?) to some of the most depraved, demented behavior among Consuls, Emperors and many others in that very violent culture.
That version has been debunked, as has the lead soldered cup notion, too.
However, the use of lead sugars to take the "sour" out of wine trying to go to vinegar is long documented.
It was also far more common among the wealthy, too.
Chemically compounding lead is easy; keeping the lead in suspension is not. Also, adding the lead directly to alcohol where it gets near-immediate uptake to the liver is something of a "perfect storm" of disastrous outcomes.
Kinda like washing your hands "before eating, drinking, or smoking" after handling cash, taking out the garbage, working in the garden, going to the bathroom, cleaning up after the dog, working on the truck, shaking hands at church...I could go on and on.
I said in my post, I do wash my hands after handling bullets - eventually. Come to think of it, I wash my hands before handling bullets too.
We’ll said sir!
My exact thinking also.
Which is fine, except for those with newborns and infants in their lives/domiciles.
Our small ones are proportionately more at risk than we grown folk are--it's the nature of Life.
Otherwise, yes, we are exposed to all manner of noxious things the State of California would nanny us away from.
There are plenty of things to be concerned about in our built environment.
I always wear leather gloves when casting ... along with a fresh air mask and goggles. Lead is no joke. And I wear protection when coating as well.
I usually wear shooting gloves (tacticool type) when shooting in the Fall, Winter and early Spring ... rifle anyways.
Pistol ... absolutely. I always wash my hands afterwards. Not that I believe there is that much contaminate from shooting jacketed pistol bullets ... but I am a bit of a germaphobe (sp sic) anyways so it's habit. Better safe than sorry.
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