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Get the Lead Out

loon 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 http://www.tufts.edu/vet/loons/index.html

Additional Research on Lead sinkers and loons/bird species:

WHERE HAVE LEAD SINKERS BEEN BANNED?


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