Lead poisoning: The invisible disease

Fish and Wildlife Leaflet 13.2.6



Lead poisoning is an intoxication resulting from absorption of hazardous levels of lead into body tissues. Lead pellets from shot shells, when ingested, are the most common source of lead poisoning in migratory birds. Other far less common sources include lead fishing sinkers, mine wastes, paint pigments, bullets, and other lead objects that are swallowed.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Lead poisoning: The invisible disease
Series title Fish and Wildlife Leaflet
Series number 13.2.6
Year Published 1989
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype Federal Government Series
Larger Work Title Waterfowl Management Handbook
First page 1
Last page 5
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