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Lead exposure and CCW

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by Semper Discipulus, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Semper Discipulus

    Semper Discipulus

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    Hello Mr. Ayoob,

    First-time poster, long-time reader of your work.

    I've read a lot here on GT and elsewhere about limiting your exposure to lead after a range session - washing your hands, change your clothes, don't eat before cleaning up, that sort of thing. What would be the best way to reduce exposure caused by CCW with the same pistol used during that session? (If your hands were coated, then obviously so was your gun.) Given all of the other recommendations, it seems like lead exposure from daily carry of a contaminated gun would be on the same level of risk.

    Thanks much.
     
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    A holstered gun that hasn't been cleaned yet doesn't strike me as a problem. The big concern with shooting-related lead poisoning is residue from lead styphnate from the primers, pulverized lead dust in the air from bullets disintegrating against steel indoor range backstops, and that sort of thing, whether on the hands or in the air.

    best,
    Mas