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Lead poisoning: The invisible disease

January 1, 1989

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1989
Title Lead poisoning: The invisible disease
Authors Milton Friend
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title Fish and Wildlife Leaflet
Series Number 13.2.6
Index ID 70006738
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center

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