I’m not sure how to say this but it seems to me a lot of persons
are taking this bit about pollution and exposure to solids and
liquids to extremes. I am not trying to diminish the hazards but
common sense should prevail. For instance a recent posting about
lead weights used by divers. Lead is a stable element and lead
weights on a diver in an ocean or lake full of water I would
think pose perhaps the least hazard possible of anything.
And about ducks dying because of the ingestion of lead shot.
That I suppose is possible and dead ducks have been found with
lead in their crops, but dead ducks also have been found with
just about everything else in their crops. One well known
organization advertises that their aim is to protect waterfowl
etc., and have said that lead can kill ducks that have ingested
lead. Can’t argue against, that but the same advertisement also
says that if you want to assist them in protecting waterfowl to
send your contribution to… .
I don’t think the above should have appeared on this net. If
there is a real danger, like when using cyanide, then a warning
to all is very valid. Commonsense please.
This is but one persons opinion and should be understood as