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New study supports BASC position on lead ammunition

posted 20 May 2015, 12:55 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 20 May 2015, 12:57 ]

The results of a new study by Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) supports BASC’s position on lead ammunition: “no sound evidence, no change”.

The NHMRC paper “Evidence on the Effects of Lead on Human Health” includes the statement: “It is not possible to conclude that lead was the direct cause of any of the reported health effects in individuals with blood levels less than 10 micrograms per decilitre."

Alan Jarrett, Chairman of BASC said; “This comprehensive study from Australia supports BASC’s position that there is no need to change the existing UK Food Standards Agency guidelines on the consumption of game meat.”

To read the NHMRC paper click here

To read the FSA guidelines on the consumption of game click here

To read BASC’s policy on lead ammunition click here