LeadToxicity-02-HM

Myron Blosser is leading a study with Harrisonburg High School students in his Governor’s STEM Academy biotechnology class to examine how bullet lead is spread through organs and muscle tissue in deer killed during hunting season, both in terms of the safety of humans consuming the meat and for potential lead toxicity issues of birds and animals scavenging on the carcass. The class brought donated hearts and lungs of deer to The Wildlife Center of Virginia to be radiographed in order to see the lead fragments.

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