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Lead Bullets are Poisoning Eagles

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In early December 2017, Veterinarians at City Wildlife in Washington, D.C. treated a bald eagle suffering from advanced stages of Lead poisoning. A Maryland police officer found the bird suffering by road. The center discovered high levels of lead in the bird’s system. Despite the center’s efforts, the bird died. It’s the third Eagle the center lost to lead poisoning in 2017.

A spokesperson for the center explained that the birds, which represent our nation, ingest carcasses of animals shot with toxic lead bullets. After hunters shoot animals and gut them, they leave the innards, which attract Eagles and other scavenging animals, who then suffer lead poisoning.

Veterinarians don’t exactly know how many animals succumb to lead poisoning. For every animal that’s known to suffer and die, so many more remain unnoticed.

Lead-free bullets would solve the problem, yet many oppose laws mandating their use, including pro-gun groups such as the NRA.

Ecomass Technologies

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Ecomass Technologies specializes in developing High density plastic, high density polymers, high gravity compounds, and engineered thermoplastics. Its sales and engineering teams help commercial and government customers solve physical property challenges by developing over 100 high gravity thermoplastic composite materials engineered for weighting, balancing, radiation shielding, and vibration dampening applications.

Ecomass’ compounds replace lead and other metallic materials. They provide the design and production advantages of injection molded plastics, can be formulated up to lead’s density, and deliver metal’s physical properties. They help eliminating the need for secondary operations and, thus, reduce costs.

Lead Free Ammunition

One of Ecomass’ first and most significant high gravity applications remains the production of nontoxic lead free projectiles. It originally developed the ammunition for military and law enforcement. Such projectiles improve safety and eliminate lead contamination risk. Moreover, the frangible projectiles fully function and pass military and ammunition manufacturer’s strict ballistic performance tests.

All of Ecomass Technologies’ Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directives, are 100% lead free, and contain no toxic constituents or U.S. EPA hazardous materials. They also comply with the Dodd-Frank Act, Section 1502.

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If you have a special requirement, contact Ecomass Technologies today. It has probably already solved it

 


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