Volume 84 Issue 39 | p. 97
Issue Date: September 25, 2006

Lead In Crosshairs At Shooting Ranges

Department: Science & Technology, ACS News

Every year, gun users in the more than 12,000 military and nonmilitary shooting ranges in the U.S. pump about 60,000 tons of mostly lead ammunition into the environs of the ranges. "Lead buildup in the ranges has become one of the largest fluxes of lead into the U.S. environment," according to environmental chemist Xinde Cao of the University of Florida, Gainesville, who described his efforts to trace and eradicate this lead in a presentation before . . .

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