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- Shoot only jacketed or lead-free ammo.
- Avoid ranges that are dirty. Ask range management about facility’s ventilation system and housekeeping practices. Consider shooting at outdoor ranges, which have less lead exposure.
- Don’t eat, drink or smoke while shooting to prevent ingesting lead dust.
- Check surfaces for contamination with lead-check swabs, available at hardware stores.
- After shooting, wash face, hands and forearms at the range with cold water, preferably with D-Lead or other soap designed to remove heavy metals.
- Keep gear, shoes and clothes worn at the range in a plastic bag or bin when leaving range. Wash lead-contaminated shoes and clothing separately from other clothes.
- Wear gloves and eye protection when cleaning guns and rifles.
- Have a doctor check the lead levels in your blood to see if treatment for lead exposure is needed.
- To talk to a specialist about lead safety, call 1-800-424-LEAD (5323), and press option 1 then 9.
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