ISSF presents evidence of no risk lead use to ECHA Workshop

Representatives of the ISSF have cited evidence at a Workshop of the European Chemicals Agency that, with proper management, use of lead in ammunition on shooting sport ranges poses no risks to people or the environment.

The ISSF report “Management of Environmental Risks Related to the use of Lead Ammunition at Outdoor Sport Facilities” was included in the main program of the Workshop, and attracted positive feedback from the participants.

The report of the Finnish Shooting Sport Federation, which quoted the best available techniques for managing shooting ranges in the country, was also positively received.

The Workshop, which was attended by representatives of hunting and shooting organisations as well as shooting related industries, was held in Helsinki on February 10th and 11th, 2020.

The ISSF will continue to work in this direction after the ECHA draw their conclusions from the discussions of the Workshop.