Lead Ammunition Group


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have invited key organisations to form an independent strategic group to advise Government on the impacts of lead ammunition on wildlife and human health.

The purpose of the Lead Ammunition Group (the Group) is to bring together relevant stakeholders and experts to advise Defra and the FSA on:

(a) the key risks to wildlife from lead ammunition, the respective levels of those risks and to explore possible solutions to any significant threats;

(b) possible options for managing the risk to human health from the increased exposure to lead as a result of using lead ammunition.

The Group was established in April 2010. The last meeting of the Group took place in April 2012. During the past year the members of the Group's Primary Evidence and Risk Assessment Subgroup, Chaired by Professor Len Levy of the Institute of Environment and Health, have been continuing their work. The next meeting of the Lead Ammunition Group is now expected to take place in early 2013.

Latest additions

18 July 2014

Minutes of the 12th Lead Ammunition Group meetingĀ - 25 June 2014

Currently the Group includes representation from the following organisations:

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Country Land & Business Association
The Gun Trade Association
National Game Dealers Association
The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
Countryside Alliance
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
Institute of Environment and Health
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

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