High human exposure to lead through consumption of birds hunted with lead shot.

@article{Johansen2004HighHE,
  title={High human exposure to lead through consumption of birds hunted with lead shot.},
  author={Poul Johansen and Gert Asmund and Frank Fars\o Rig{\'e}t},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2004},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={125-9}
}
We assess lead contamination of Greenland seabirds killed with lead shot having studied thick-billed murre and common eider, the two most important species in the diet. The lead concentration is very high in meat of eiders killed with lead shot (mean 6.1 microg/g-wet wt, 95% CL 2.1-12). This level is about 44 times higher than in drowned eiders and eight times higher than in shot murres. Analyzing whole breasts instead of sub-samples reveals about seven times higher lead levels in birds' meat… CONTINUE READING
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