Patrons and employees of shooting ranges often present with high levels of lead in their bodies because of the dangerous levels of this material that are omitted while shooting firearms.
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Lead is commonly used during the manufacturing process of ammo as well as primers. When the gun is eventually fired, this lead is then released into the environment around you. Airborne lead is one of the most dangerous types of lead exposure and can lead to many different health concerns.
Avid shooters and employees of these ranges have a very high likelihood of having elevated lead levels. This airborne lead can easily be transferred to the home as well from clothing and shoes which can lead to serious health concerns for young children and women who are pregnant.
Taking the appropriate precautions when working at a shooting range or attending one can help you avoid lead contamination in your body. To learn more about Request a Test, visit http://www.Requestatest.com or call 1-888-732-2348. For more information on protecting your family from lead, visit ECOBOND LBP’s homeowners page.