Connections Between Shooting Ranges and Lead Exposure

Shooting, particularly indoors, is a significant lead hazard. A Texas shooting range was recently fined by OSHA, following an investigation sparked by an employee complaint. A 2017 study revealed firing ranges pose a significant risk of lead exposure, at levels high enough for adults to suffer effects of poisoning.

For a deeper dive on lead poisoning from firing ranges, check out The Seattle Times investigative report.

Lastly, here are some tips on how you can limit your lead exposure at shooting ranges.

 

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