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Boats and boating / Fishes / Fishing / Freshwater ecology / Freshwater fishes / Health effects / Lead / Lead-poisoning / Maine / Marine biology / Massachusetts / New Hampshire / New York (N.Y.) / Pollution / Vermont / Water / Water pollution / Water quality / Waterfowl / Wildlife


Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

An Act Relative to the Prohibition of Fishing Gear Containing Lead
Abstract: A proposed amendment to restrict the use of lead sinkers and other fishing gear that contain lead in Massachusetts.
Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
URL: http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/senate/185/st00/st00466.htm

Fish and Wildlife Issues Related to the Use of Lead Fishing Gear [PDF]
Abstract: Provides a broad overview on the subject of lead and its impact on wildlife and the environment, especially in relation to the use of lead fishing gear.
Source: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
URL: http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/00037/wdfw00037.pdf

Five Chemicals Study - Chapter 3: Lead and Lead Compounds
Abstract: Overview of the health and environmental hazards posed by lead and lead compounds. Also has information about lead use in products, such as weights for fishing sinkers and ammunition for shooting ranges.
Source: Massachusetts Toxic Use Reduction Institute
URL: http://www.turi.org/About/Library/TURI_Publications/2006_Fiv
e_Chemicals_Alternatives_Assessment_Study/Final-Report/C
hapter_3._Lead_and_Lead_compounds

Get the Lead Out - Vermont
Abstract: Provides links to information about lead sinkers and the environment. Also lists other helpful resources.
Source: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
URL: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/Get_the_lead_out_index.cfm

Get the Lead Out - Wisconsin [PDF]
Abstract: Describes health impacts to waterfowl as a result of lead sinkers in fishing gear.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/documents/fishhealth/getthel
eadout.pdf

Getting the Lead Out
Abstract: Provides information on the health effects of lead sinkers and reasons for switching to non-toxic alternatives.
Source: National Wildlife Federation
URL: http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/News
-and-Views/Archives/2001/Getting-the-Lead-Out.aspx

Keep Getting the Lead Out - Its the Law
Abstract: Promotes non-lead fishing tackle and provides helpful resources.
Source: New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
URL: http://www.wildnh.com/Fishing/get_the_lead_out.htm

Lead and Lead Poisoning Effects [PDF]
Abstract: Provides simple information on the effects of lead poisoning in wildlife.
Source: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
URL: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/library/factsheets/fishing/
Get_the_lead_out/Lead_and_Lead_Poisoning_Effects.pdf

Lead Fishing Sinkers and Jigs: Use Prohibited
Abstract: Identifies the regulations prohibiting the sale and use of lead sinkers and jigs for fishing in New Hampshire.
Source: New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game
URL: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XVIII/211/211-13-b.
htm

Lead Fishing Weight Exchange
Abstract: Provides a summary and additional links to a brochure, hand-outs, and photographs from the lead sinker exchange events.
Source: Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
URL: http://www.turi.org/Our_Work/Home_Community/Community_Grants
/Library_of_Past_Projects/Lead_in_Fishing/Lead_Fishing_W
eight_Exchange

Lead Fishing Weights and Loons
Abstract: Focuses on the problems that lead sinkers can cause for loons.
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
URL: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7908.html

Lead Fishing: Sinkers and Animals
Abstract: Lists why lead sinkers are a problem, the effects of lead on animals, and ways to protect animals and humans from lead exposure, including lead-free alternatives.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/animal
s.cfm

Lead Hazards to Fish, Wildlife, and Invertebrates: A Synoptic Review
Abstract: This report summarizes available data on lead in the environment, with an emphasis on fishery and wildlife resources, and recommendations for the protection of sensitive species.
Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/5200021

Lead in Fishing
Abstract: This website provides information about lead in fishing gear and non-lead alternatives. There are also links to additional resources, such as brochures and other outreach materials.
Source: Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
URL: http://www.turi.org/Our_Work/Home_Community/Lead_in_Fishing

Lead Poisoning
Abstract: Discusses lead poisoning from the use of lead fishing gear as a mortality factor in waterfowl.
Source: Michigan Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12150_12220-2
6676--,00.html

Lead Poisoning of Wisconsin Birds
Abstract: Describes the effects of lead poisoning on waterfowl and birds.
Source: Wisconsin Bird Conservation
URL: http://www.wisconsinbirds.org/leadpoisoningpaper.htm

Lets Get the Lead Out (Minnesota)
Abstract: This comprehensive website contains information about lead sinkers and their effects on wildlife as well as information on lead sinker alternatives and pollution prevention. It also provides links to many other resources.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/living-green/living-gre
en-citizen/household-hazardous-waste/nontoxic-tackle-let
s-get-the-lead-out.html

Lets Get the Lead Out (New Hampshire) [PDF]
Abstract: This brochure provides facts about loons and how they are affected by lead fishing tackle.
Source: U.S. Fish and Wildife Service
URL: http://www.wildnh.com/Fishing/Fishing_PDFs/Lets_Get_the_Lead
_Out.pdf

Lets Get the Lead Out (US) [PDF]
Abstract: Describes the effects of lead poisoning on waterfowl. Also provides information on non-lead fishing gear and regulations concerning lead sinkers.
Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
URL: http://www.fws.gov/contaminants/Documents/leadpoisoning2.pdf

Lets Get the Lead Out (Vermont) [PDF]
Abstract: Describes the problem with lead sinkers, how they affect loons and wildlife, and what anglers can do to protect the environment.
Source: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
URL: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/library/Factsheets/Fishing/
Get_the_lead_out/Get_the_Lead_Out_Brochure.pdf

Loon Health and Mortality
Abstract: Identifies mortality factors in loons, specifically the effects of lead poisoning from fishing gear.
Source: Tufts University
URL: http://www.tufts.edu/vet/loons/index.html

The Effect of Lead Sinkers on Waterfowl
Abstract: Describes the effects of lead sinkers and fishing gear on loons and other waterfowl.
Source: University of Vermont
URL: http://www.uvm.edu/~vlrs/doc/lead_sinkers.htm

Toxicity of Lead Shot and Sinkers [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses the health impacts on lead shot and sinkers on wildlife, including waterfowl that ingest lead sinkers and suffer from lead toxicity.
Source: Environment Canada
URL: http://publications.gc.ca/collections/Collection/CW69-1-88E.
pdf

Toxicology Profile: Lead
Abstract: Provides information about the toxicity of lead and its effect on the environment. Also includes links to additional lead resources.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp.asp?id=96&tid=22

Waterfowl Bookmarks [PDF]
Abstract: These bookmarks provide information about how lead affects waterfowl and is a reminder about the lead sinker regulations.
Source: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
URL: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/library/factsheets/Fishing/
Get_the_lead_out/Bird_Bookmarks.pdf

Wildlife Without Lead
Abstract: Hawk Watch International (HWI) developed this website as a research and outreach tool to reduce the amount of lead used in hunting and fishing.
Source: Hawk Watch International
URL: http://www.hawkwatch.org/educational-programs/talons-teacher
-professional-development/56-talons-lesson-plans-middle-
school-grades-7-8/296-lead-fishing-tackle-project

 


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