Shooting is bad for your health

Shooting is bad for your health
Acute respiratory symptoms in soldiers are reported after shooting. This study shows that shooting for 60 minutes resulted in a mean fall in FEV1 of 226mL. The same significant pattern was seen for DLCO, forced vital capacity and eNO. Using "green" lead free bullets didn't help. Perhaps this could be due to tetrazine in the detonator, a previously reported cause of occupational asthma in ammunition manufacture.

References

Abstract Available for Military small arms fire in association with acute decrements in lung function Borander AK, Voie ØA, Longva K, Danielsen TE, Grahnstedt S, Sandvik L, Kongerud J, Sikkeland LIB, Military small arms fire in association with acute decrements in lung function, Occup Environ Med, 2017;:,org/10.1136/oemed-2016-104207
Johny Kongerud, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University, Norway, an author of 'Military small arms fire in association with acute decrements in lung function'

Full Text Available for Occupational asthma, rhinitis and dermatitis due to tetrazene in a detonator manufacturer Burge PS, Hendy M, Hodgson ES, Occupational asthma, rhinitis and dermatitis due to tetrazene in a detonator manufacturer, Thorax, 1984;39:470-471,
Sherwood Burge, Oasys, an author of 'Occupational asthma, rhinitis and dermatitis due to tetrazene in a detonator manufacturer'

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