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.
|Title||Lead poisoning: The invisible disease|
|Publication Subtype||Federal Government Series|
|Series Title||Fish and Wildlife Leaflet|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||National Wildlife Health Center|