April 6th, 2011 | researchmaterial
With efforts underway to ban lead-based ammunition as a potential health and environmental hazard, scientists are reporting new evidence that a prime alternative material for bullets — tungsten — may not be a good substitute The report, which found that tungsten accumulates in major structures of the immune system in animals, appears in ACS’ journalChemical Research in Toxicology.
That’s right. Bullets are a health hazard. And tungsten bullets might accumulate in the body.