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Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Lead Hazards at Shooting Ranges

Bullets lie on the floor under hanging targets in a shooting range.Lead poisoning continues to be a significant problem for employees at shooting ranges. Volunteers and customers can also be exposed to lead while visiting shooting ranges.

Lead can cause serious and permanent health problems. Even low levels over years or decades can cause damage. That's why it is important for workers and employers to do everything they can to lower the amount of lead in the workplace.

You can find more information on how to prevent lead poisoning at shooting ranges below. For questions about workplace lead safety, contact the Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program: 1-866-627-1587, toll-free in California, or email

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