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Get the Lead Out
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
WHY CARE SO MUCH ABOUT LOONS?
WHAT SPECIES OTHER THAN LOONS ARE AFFECTED?
HOW CAN ANGLERS HELP?
GET THE LEAD OUT LOON WATCH VOLUNTEERING
HOW CAN I PROPERLY DISPOSE OF MY LEAD SINKERS?
WHAT HAVE OTHER RESEARCHERS FOUND?
Research has found that lead sinkers cause lead poisoning in loons and other waterbirds, resulting in severe illness and death. Lead sinkers have been responsible for elevated levels of lead in children's blood through biting lead sinkers to put on fishing lines or living in homes where lead sinkers were manufactured. More information can be found on the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine Website
Additional Research on Lead sinkers and loons/bird species:
Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota
Lead fishing sinkers and jigs in Canada: Review of their use patterns and toxic impacts on wildlife
A review of the environmental impacts of lead shotshell ammunition and lead fishing weights in Canada
USGS National Wildlife Health Center
WHERE HAVE LEAD SINKERS BEEN BANNED?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON LEAD SINKERS AND LOONS.
News Articles and Other Fun Stuff
Do Lead Sinkers Threaten The Environment
GUVSWD Green Guide 2006 Announcement
Lead in any form is toxic
Sink or Swim -Burlington Free Press
Peregrine Osprey and Loon Are Delisted
Vermonts Loons are Expanding to New Lakes
Get the Lead Out Brochure.pdf
Lead and Lead Poisoning Effects.pdf
Lead Sinker Law Poster.pdf
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