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Lead Dust a Concern in Shooting Ranges

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The perils of lead dust from shooting ranges came to light after National Public Radio (NPR) reported about a one-year-old boy who had elevated blood levels, but had no exposure risks at home. It was discovered that the exposure came from the father’s work clothing that was being contaminated with lead dust from working at an indoor shooting range.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has estimated that there are approximately 16,000 to 18,000 non-military indoor firing ranges in the United States.

If an indoor shooting range has inadequate ventilation or improper cleaning practices, the facility can become contaminated with lead dust from the bullets being fired.

Lead can harm almost every organ and system in your body.

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