OPEN Environmental health : a global access science source | 6 Apr 2017
MA Laidlaw, G Filippelli, H Mielke, B Gulson and AS Ball
Lead (Pb) is a toxic substance with well-known, multiple, long-term, adverse health outcomes. Shooting guns at firing ranges is an occupational necessity for security personnel, police officers, members of the military, and increasingly a recreational activity by the public. In the United States alone, an estimated 16,000-18,000 firing ranges exist. Discharge of Pb dust and gases is a consequence of shooting guns.
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