Sources and Implications of Lead Ammunition and Fishing Tackle on Natural Resources-250x250

Sources and Implications of Lead Ammunition and Fishing Tackle on Natural Resources

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American Fisheries Society/The Wildlife Society: Technical Review Committee on Lead in the Environment

62 pages, Technical Review 08-01

Publication date: June 2008

Summary

A technical review of lead sources that originate from hunting, shooting sports, and fishing activities was undertaken by the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society. The report addresses (1) sources of lead that originate from hunting, shooting sports, and fishing activities, (2) the hazard and risk that lead from these activities pose to natural resources, and (3) the management implications for fish and wildlife professionals and policy makers.

CONTENTS

Synopsis

Introduction

Sources and Estimated Quantities of Lead from Hunting, Shooting Sports, and Fishing Activities

Biogeochemistry and Physicochemical Properties of Lead

Pathways of Exposure to Lead from Hunting, Shooting Sports, and Fishing Activities

Exposure to and Effects of Lead from Various Sources in Plants, Animals, and Humans

Exposure to and Effects of Ingested Lead Shot, Bullets, and Fishing Tackle by Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals Including Humans

Regulations and Bans on Lead Ammunition and Fishing Tackle

Results of Current Lead Bans for Hunting, Shooting Sports, and Fishing Activities

Alternatives to Lead and Their Current Use in Hunting, Shooting Sports, and Fishing Activities

Research and Monitoring Needs on Exposure and Effects of Lead Shot, Bullets, and Fishing Tackle on Organisms and Their Habitat

Summary

Management Implications

References

Appendices