Study: Central Illinois Venison Often Contaminated With Lead

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A study done by two Illinois Wesleyan University professors and a Bloomington veterinarian shows 48% of ground venison packets sampled had lead contamination.

The research from Given Harper, Aaron Schultz Wilson, and veterinarian Matt Fraker appeared in the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. It analyzed ground venison packets from shotgun and archery-harvested white-tailed deer in Illinois in 2013 and 2014. 

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