Copper and zinc content in wild game shot with lead or non-lead ammunition - implications for consumer health protection
The aim of this study was to examine the contamination of game meat with copper and zinc and establish whether the use of alternative (non-lead) ammunition can lead to higher or unsafe levels of copper and zinc in the meat of roe deer, wild boar and red deer. The outcome of this study shows that using non-lead ammunition does not entail dangerously elevated levels of copper and zinc.
The article was published in PLOSone (21 September 2017)
Copper and zinc content in wild game shot with lead or non-lead ammunition – implications for consumer health protection
Daniela Schlichting, Christine Sommerfeld, Christine Müller-Graf, Thomas Selhorst, Matthias Greiner, Antje Gerofke, Ellen Ulbig, Carl Gremse, Markus Spolders, Helmut Schafft, Monika Lahrssen-Wiederholt
PLOSone, September 21, 2017