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Poisonous Pastime

The Health Risks of Shooting Ranges and Lead to Children, Families, and the Environment

Table of Contents

Introduction: There Goes the Neighborhood

Section One: Lead, Environmental Pollution, and Health Hazards

Section Two: The Rambo Factor, "Slob Shooters," and Other Sporting Curiosities

Section Three: The Uphill Fight Back

Section Four: Recommendations

Appendix A: Financing the Strategy


This is the full text of the May 2001 Violence Policy Center and Environmental Working Group study Poisonous Pastime. For information on how to order a hard copy of this study, please return to the publications page.

Follow this link to read the Environmental Working Group's companion publication Lead Pollution at Outdoor Firing Ranges


 All contents � 2001 Violence Policy Center


The Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit educational foundation that conducts research on violence in America and works to develop violence-reduction policies and proposals. The Center examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research on firearms violence, and explores new ways to decrease firearm-related death and injury.