Also, laying off makeup, slurping up bottled water, and more, in today's link roundup.
- If you're pregnant, some people in Europe believe that you should avoid certain cosmetics. (Although even if you're not pregnant, the finding that British women absorb five pounds of makeup a year through their skin and mouths might be enough to make you want to stop.)
- Time to get out the bow and arrow: Eating the original free-range meat could be harmful, as lead in bullets used to slay deer can contaminate the meat.
- Urine, though, could be good for us. The astronauts' pee-recycling technology could make sense on Earth since, when you think about it, urine isn't that much nastier than the other upstream entities that eventually become our drinking water.
- In Switzerland, voters decided that prescription heroin would be good for addicts.
- Canadian groups are filing a complaint against Nestle, which is running ads stating that bottled water is "the most environmentally responsible consumer product in the world." We think the company's position is that you should stop saving up to buy that hybrid car, and just spend all the money on bottles of water instead.
1. the author(s) should have read FIELD & STREAM before writing the second point. the only times you could possibly consume poisonous venison is if the hunter or butcher is stupid enough to put the meat cut around the bullet hole into ground beef or sausage.
2. show me one study linking hunters to a lead poisoning increase of more than 3% (to rule out unrelated differences between hunters and non hunters).
3. i agree with the canadians; sinse when is plastic water bottles eco frendly?
Not too sure, but the Pittsburg Tribune seems a more objective institution than Field & Stream. I'm sure there are other ways of contaminating meat other than sloppy butcher work.
sorry generic, but grover is right. the only way a bullet could contaminate your meat is if you left the flesh immediately near the bullet in when you process the deer. think about it, flesh is quite dense and it would take way too long for the tiny amount of lead in a bullet to spread through a dead, non blood pumping body to do any harm to someone. plus, a good shot is going to hit the deer in the heart or lungs, which any good hunter removes in the field long before the deer is processed