Pan studies lead exposure risk to hunters

William Pan, DrPH

Most people are familiar with the toxic effects of lead on the body. But did you know that the lead from hunting ammunition can transfer into the bloodstream of the animal and ultimately into the people who eat that meat? William Pan, DrPH and ITEHP faculty, and his team studied indigenous communities in Peru who frequently consumed wild game, and found that those individuals had at an elevated risk for increased lead levels in their blood. They are now taking those lessons learned back to North Carolina, examining lead exposure risk to hunters and people who eat deer meat.

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