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  • Imp Ster
    Study links lead in blood to wild game consumption By James Macpherson, Associated Press Writer – Wed Nov 5, 8:58 pm ET BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 5, 2008
      Study links lead in blood to wild game consumption
      By James Macpherson, Associated Press Writer – Wed Nov 5, 8:58 pm ET

      BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota health officials are recommending that
      pregnant women and young children avoid eating meat from wild game
      killed with lead bullets.

      The recommendation is based on a study released Wednesday that
      examined the lead levels in the blood of more than 700 state
      residents. Those who ate wild game killed with lead bullets appeared
      to have higher lead levels than those who ate little or no wild game.

      The elevated lead levels were not considered dangerous, but North
      Dakota says pregnant women and children younger than 6 should avoid
      eating venison harvested using lead bullets.

      Those groups are considered most at risk from lead poisoning, which
      can cause learning problems and convulsions, and in severe cases can
      lead to brain damage and death.

      The study, conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and
      Prevention and the state health department, is the first to connect
      lead traces in game with higher lead levels in the blood of game
      eaters, said Dr. Stephen Pickard, a CDC epidemiolgist who works with
      the state health department.

      A separate study by Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources
      previously found that fragments from lead bullets spread as far as 18
      inches away from the wound.

      "Nobody was in trouble from the lead levels," Pickard said.
      However, "the effect was small but large enough to be a concern," he
      said.

      Pickard said the study found "the more recent the consumption of wild
      game harvested with lead bullets, the higher the level of lead in the
      blood."

      Officials in North Dakota and other states have warned about eating
      venison killed with lead ammunition since the spring, when a
      physician conducting tests using a CT scanner found lead in samples
      of donated deer meat.

      The findings led North Dakota's health department to order food
      pantries to throw out donated venison. Some groups that organize
      venison donations have called such actions premature and unsupported
      by science.

      http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081106/ap_on_re_us/lead_venison;_ylt=AleI
      3eZNEuCYS7Cf6nSZr9is0NUE

      ...

      these people dont eat venison because they want health.
      they just want to "belong to the tribe"!
      similarly, in some cultures, one must shed the blood of an innocent
      to prove one's fealty to the 'tribe'.
      (these cultural throwbacks are also known as "sociopaths".)

      ...
    • Pat Scala
      This subject is one of my pet peeves and I ve written extensive letters in an attempt to ban this travesty. For one thing, the carcasses are not inspected by
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 6, 2008
        This subject is one of my pet peeves and I've written extensive letters in
        an attempt to ban this travesty.



        For one thing, the carcasses are not inspected by USDA as fit for human
        consumption. Deer, as other wild game, are notorious for harboring internal
        parasites. Such parasites could be cooked away if people are warned - they
        are not. Another problem is no one monitors the amount of time that expires
        before the animal is gutted. Not gutting an animal quickly could lead to
        poisoning. In New Jersey, the streams that provide water for wild game are
        badly polluted. They often graze in areas that are heavily fertilized with
        chemicals.



        Deer carcasses are dumped on the hungry poor who believe that hunters are
        being charitable. Fact is, the food banks are the dumping grounds for the
        carcasses that are created for the thrill of killing. So, we now have two
        victims - the animal and the poor slobs that put them on their dinner
        tables.







        -----Original Message-----
        From: friendsofdeer@yahoogroups.com [mailto:friendsofdeer@yahoogroups.com]
        On Behalf Of Imp Ster
        Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 12:52 AM
        To: friendsofdeer@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [Friends of Deer] let them eat lead!



        Study links lead in blood to wild game consumption
        By James Macpherson, Associated Press Writer - Wed Nov 5, 8:58 pm ET

        BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota health officials are recommending that
        pregnant women and young children avoid eating meat from wild game
        killed with lead bullets.

        The recommendation is based on a study released Wednesday that
        examined the lead levels in the blood of more than 700 state
        residents. Those who ate wild game killed with lead bullets appeared
        to have higher lead levels than those who ate little or no wild game.

        The elevated lead levels were not considered dangerous, but North
        Dakota says pregnant women and children younger than 6 should avoid
        eating venison harvested using lead bullets.

        Those groups are considered most at risk from lead poisoning, which
        can cause learning problems and convulsions, and in severe cases can
        lead to brain damage and death.

        The study, conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and
        Prevention and the state health department, is the first to connect
        lead traces in game with higher lead levels in the blood of game
        eaters, said Dr. Stephen Pickard, a CDC epidemiolgist who works with
        the state health department.

        A separate study by Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources
        previously found that fragments from lead bullets spread as far as 18
        inches away from the wound.

        "Nobody was in trouble from the lead levels," Pickard said.
        However, "the effect was small but large enough to be a concern," he
        said.

        Pickard said the study found "the more recent the consumption of wild
        game harvested with lead bullets, the higher the level of lead in the
        blood."

        Officials in North Dakota and other states have warned about eating
        venison killed with lead ammunition since the spring, when a
        physician conducting tests using a CT scanner found lead in samples
        of donated deer meat.

        The findings led North Dakota's health department to order food
        pantries to throw out donated venison. Some groups that organize
        venison donations have called such actions premature and unsupported
        by science.

        http://news.
        <http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081106/ap_on_re_us/lead_venison;_ylt=AleI>
        yahoo.com/s/ap/20081106/ap_on_re_us/lead_venison;_ylt=AleI
        3eZNEuCYS7Cf6nSZr9is0NUE

        ...

        these people dont eat venison because they want health.
        they just want to "belong to the tribe"!
        similarly, in some cultures, one must shed the blood of an innocent
        to prove one's fealty to the 'tribe'.
        (these cultural throwbacks are also known as "sociopaths".)

        ...





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