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QUESTION: How lead sinkers affect our waterways - 31 May 2007 Queensland, Australia

Dear Sir/Madam

I would like to know more detail about the lead sinkers affect to our water way such as dams.

ANSWER: 31 May 2007

Dear Minh,

We apologize for the massive delay. We had a lack of staff who answer the incoming email. Regarding your question on the effect of fishing sinkers on the water way, which is a very good question, you might be interested to read the attached article.

It is published by the Victorian government, titled: Lead sinkers and your health. Be on the look out for another email from us containing an info pack on the effect of lead sinkers on the environment.


Iman Hegazi
MBBS, MD. Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

The Practical Biological Impacts of Banning Lead Sinkers for Fishing - Position of the American Sportfishing Association. December 4, 2002

University of Vermont Legislative Research Shop The Effect of Lead Sinkers on Waterfowl Completed By Paul Kapsch, Matt Landi, and Sarah Schwartz on March 22, 1999 

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