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Lead Exposure.....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sigdude, Apr 27, 2007.

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  1. Sigdude

    Sigdude Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    How much exposure of handleing lead bullets is deemed " dangerously toxic " and is actually linked to deformed child births?:uhoh:
    Do you have to work at a fireing range or at ammo. reloading station all day to be in any danger.:eek:

    Not to change the subject...but.....
    For instance my wife must have all her old metal crowns in the back portions of her mouth removed because her blood-level results showed high concentrations of
    " Mercury " in her body.:scrutiny:

    So is true that handleing lead bullets too much is bad for you?
    Is it because you can breathe the fine particals that it enters the body this way ? :what:

    I'm just a part-time weekend shooter,and i use only Blazer Brass in .45.

    Sig P220 ST is the KING of the hill ! :D :D :D
  2. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    0 hrs east of TN
    We've had lots of discussions on lead and the possible health hazard to shooters here. A search will bring up many threads on the question.

    To save time though you can read this articl on lead at Pax's website cornered cat.com.

    The short direct answer to your question is that handling standard factory ammunition would represent nearly no lead exposure hazard to the casual shooter.
  3. Lurper

    Lurper Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Handle away. Handling lead bullets does not present a significant risk. Your greatest risk comes from lead vapor (from melting) and lead dust (accumulates in indoor ranges for example). However, you should always wash your hands after handling bullets and make a conscious effort to not put your hands near your mouth (like to smoke or chew gum) until you do. The hazards are a bit overstated and most shooters run virtually no risk to exposure.
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