Safety standards to avoid lead poisoning have improved over the years but for certain industries the risks will always be high.
Safety standards to avoid lead poisoning have improved over the years but for certain industries the risks will always be high. Firing ranges are among this list of industries for concern. Most firing ranges have multiple areas that need different degrees of air filtration. No matter where the location, safety and lead concentration concerns should be top of mind.
Symptoms of lead poisoning could include:
- Reduced sensations
- Aggressive behavior
- Difficulty sleeping
- Abdominal pain
- Poor appetite
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Filtration areas to focus on:
Shooters Station – the highest potential for lead in the air since this is where the gun is fired
Down Range – waste dust can contaminate this area, protective gear required per OSHA guidelines
Target Area - the highest exposure of airborne particles due to bullet fragmentation, protective gear required per OSHA guidelines
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