Lead is an unavoidable material at a gun range. Bullets leave the firearm at such a high speed that dust is bound to emit into the air and surrounding environment without any visual indicators. Many people do not know the risks it poses when overexposed to this commonly misunderstood material. The results are something both gun novices and experts need to know.
Lead poisoning can cause subtle symptoms you could accidentally attribute to a number of other reasons. Muscle and joint pain and headaches can easily be written off as over-exertion at a workout or allergies, respectively. But there are more problematic and harder to ignore problems it can cause such as infertility and mood disorders. If your employees or customers start to routinely exhibit even one telling symptom, you can land yourself in a lot of legal trouble. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), improper gun range lead cleanup can violate multiple federal acts, laws, and precedents including but not limited to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Clean Water Act.
MT2 can help you if you are starting to notice a buildup of lead deposits, or you worry you are putting employees and customers at risk, or if you want to make a proactive choice and take preventative measures. Between a preliminary site examination, excavating contaminated soil, and the ability to oversee any future gun range construction endeavors, you can take the next step towards a better business practice, environmental practice, and humanitarian practice.
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