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Officials from Michigan, 6 states talk about lead in venison
(2008-06-05)
(wgvu) - BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Officials from Michigan and six other
Midwestern states say education could be key in reducing any
dangers from lead in venison and calming public fears.
Ideas were floated at a conference yesterday in Bloomington,
Minnesota. They include hunters being taught about how to best
shoot deer to minimize the risk, how to field dress a carcass to
reduce lead residues and what kinds of bullets to use.
Meat processors could be shown how to remove lead from carcasses
and how ground meat could pose more of a hazard than other cuts.
And the public could be taught how to spot lead in meat and avoid
it.
The meeting brought leaders from Minnesota, North Dakota, South
Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan and Missouri.
Lead is left behind in meat as bullets travel through deer and
can be toxic to humans.
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