The State Department of Health is warning those who frequently visit indoor shooting ranges about toxic exposure to lead. There are at least 50 shooting ranges in Louisiana, a third of those are indoor. Dr. David Holcombe with Office of Public Health says there are no regulations in place to control dangerous exposure levels.
Over the past 40 years, the CDC says 36 studies show higher toxic lead levels among those who use gun ranges regularly. Dr. Holcombe says people can take proactive measures to make sure they reduce lead exposure from affecting them.