05 March 2009

Green bullets?

According to CNN, in a few years "lead poisoning" will mean only what it means in medical journals.

Lead, a toxic metal that can lower the IQs of children, is the essential element in most ammunition on the market today. But greener alternatives are gaining visibility -- and stirring controversy -- as some hunters, scientists, environmentalists and public health officials worry about lead ammunition's threat to the environment and public health.
What next? Probably a prohibition on smoking near that deer you have felled with a green bullet.

And no swearing, of course, not to speak of consumption of alcohol that causes mental anguish to the said deer and complications during pregnancy...