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(Guardian)   Lead in New Zealand's kaka will be tough to wipe away   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Bird, Term, notice of the presence of lead, native kākā chicks, Lead poisoning, lead problems, Eggshell, lead poisoning of Californian condors  
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2022-07-21 7:21:55 AM  
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RIP KAKÁ
 
2022-07-21 8:00:21 AM  
"Lead is such an insidious toxin and it has the potential for long-term effects,"

That's why it should be banned from use in all civilian ammunition (including the sale and 'gifting of home cast') along with a few other good reasons.
 
2022-07-21 2:05:26 PM  
Aw, crap.
 
2022-07-21 9:03:22 PM  
I doubt I will derail this thread by noting that for all the handwringing people do about radiation, most chemical poisons, and especially the ones that are ubiquitous, just get a shrug.

Plutonium will be deadly for 100,000 years? Really? Well, lead is deadly forever. And burning coal and oil puts lead into the air in huge quantities. Same for all heavy metals. And asbestos, etc.

Caffeine, nicotine, fentanyl, cyanide... we just play with these chemicals and throw them around.

way way too much ooga booga for radiation that you don't get with other chemicals.

This will be the fourth post on this thread about a deadly chemical detected in wildlife. If it were about a single atom of Cesium detected in these birds, there would be 50 posts by now.
 
2022-07-22 7:35:09 AM  

2fardownthread: I doubt I will derail this thread by noting that for all the handwringing people do about radiation, most chemical poisons, and especially the ones that are ubiquitous, just get a shrug.

Plutonium will be deadly for 100,000 years? Really? Well, lead is deadly forever. And burning coal and oil puts lead into the air in huge quantities. Same for all heavy metals. And asbestos, etc.

Caffeine, nicotine, fentanyl, cyanide... we just play with these chemicals and throw them around.

way way too much ooga booga for radiation that you don't get with other chemicals.

This will be the fourth post on this thread about a deadly chemical detected in wildlife. If it were about a single atom of Cesium detected in these birds, there would be 50 posts by now.


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