It is urgent to ban toxic lead shot in the EU

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Responding to EU citizens’ concerns on the state of the environment, the alarming loss of biodiversity and protecting human health, MEPs should support the decision of the REACH Committee, following the opinion of the European Chemicals Agency, to ban lead shot in wetlands.
 
Lead is a non-threshold poison, which means that no level of exposure is considered safe for humans, as confirmed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and its Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC). The European Parliament now has the opportunity to bring us one step closer to a Zero-pollution future, by removing toxic lead from the lives of people, wildlife and the wider environment by supporting the proposed restriction on the use of lead gunshot in wetlands following the positive vote (90%) by EU Member States at the REACH Committee.
 
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