Medicine: Pistol Shooter's Peril

Everyone knows that it is dangerous to be in front of a loaded gun. Health authorities in Georgia report that being behind the gun can also be risky. Three De Kalb County police instructors were found during a routine screening to have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood—enough to cause brain damage and other serious effects. The three men had something else in common: they taught marksmanship at an indoor range, each firing 200 or more rounds a day. Puzzled doctors checked the airborne lead levels in the range and found that they stood at zero before the shooting...

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