Sam Totoni

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Pushing back on lead ammo and fishing tackle misinformation

A science denial campaign is being waged to keep lead in hunting and fishing. Who’s fighting back and how should they do it?

This is part 2 of a 2-part series, Misled on Lead. See part 1, Hunting, fishing, and science denial.

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Hunting, fishing, and science denial

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Donated venison

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Food banks in the U.S. are on course for a preventable collision between record-setting food insecurity and lead-contaminated meat.

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Lead in hunted meat: Who’s telling hunters and their families?
Deer hunters. (Credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife)

Lead in hunted meat: Who’s telling hunters and their families?

Lead contamination in hunted meat has the potential to impact the health of millions of people in the U.S. who are connected to the hunting community, including low-income recipients of venison donations.

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Dieldrin dilemma: How dated science and fish-eating advisories may be putting brains at risk
Credit: Jocelyn Tamashiro/Environmental Restoration, NAVFAC Pacific

Dieldrin dilemma: How dated science and fish-eating advisories may be putting brains at risk

Six years ago, I worked at the Illinois Natural History Survey testing roadkill otter carcasses for contaminants that build up in the bodies of animals that eat fish.

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