Waterbirds still killed by lead poisoning

Press Association: A large number of Britain's waterbirds are still being killed by lead poisoning despite the introduction of legislation to prevent the problem, according to a new study. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) found that 10% of dead waterbirds collected between 1971 and 2010 died as a result of the highly-toxic metal. Eight per cent were fatally poisoned between 2000 and 2010, with lead gunshot being the most likely source of poisoning. The trust argued that laws restricting the use of lead in......

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