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Health authorities investigate game meat risk. Norway’s Scientific Committee for Food Safety has commissioned the Institute of Public Health to undertake an investigation into whether game meat is linked to the levels of lead in blood following shooting. The investigation, undertaken in cooperation with amongst others the Association of Hunters and Anglers, involves 200 hunters and their families. Participants have to answer a questionnaire and give blood samples to a doctor before taking part. Those in charge of the investigation have invited hunters from Bindal in Nordland County, Aurskag Hørland in the county of Akershus and Tingvoll in Møre and Romsdal County.The results are likely to be published in the autumn, and will hopefully provide the answer as to whether the game meat containing lead is a health risk to those consuming it. High concentrations of lead, a toxic heavy metal, can cause nerve damage and is stored in bones.

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Health authorities investigate game meat risk

Published on Thursday, 12th April, 2012 at 07:27 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 12th April 2012 at 08:56.

Norway’s Scientific Committee for Food Safety has commissioned the Institute of Public Health to undertake an investigation into whether game meat is linked to the levels of lead in blood following shooting.

Portrait of a male elk
Portrait of a male elk
Photo: Malene Thyssen/Wikimedia Commons


The investigation, undertaken in cooperation with amongst others the Association of Hunters and Anglers, involves 200 hunters and their families. Participants have to answer a questionnaire and give blood samples to a doctor before taking part.

Those in charge of the investigation have invited hunters from Bindal in Nordland County, Aurskag Hørland in the county of Akershus and Tingvoll in Møre and Romsdal County.

The results are likely to be published in the autumn, and will hopefully provide the answer as to whether the game meat containing lead is a health risk to those consuming it. High concentrations of lead, a toxic heavy metal, can cause nerve damage and is stored in bones.

Project leader Helle Margrete Meltzer has told the Institute of Public Health that any information given is completely confidential.

“Information hunters provide will not be used for any other purpose and will of course be treated confidentially. It will not be possible to identify individuals during processing of the results or the final report”.

The inquiry will be completed by the end of spring.



Published on Thursday, 12th April, 2012 at 07:27 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 12th April 2012 at 08:56.

This post has the following tags: norwayleadpoisoning, norwayhunting.


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