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Table 3 Mean and maximum concentrations of lead (mg/kg wet weight) found in samples of meat from various categories of hunted animals, meant for human consumption

From: Lead intoxication in dogs: risk assessment of feeding dogs trimmings of lead-shot game

Source No. of samples Mean concentration (mg/kg w.w.) Maximum concentration (mg/kg w.w.) Reference
Minced moose meat 52 5.6 110 [39]
Minced moose meat 54 0.9 31 [40]
Minced venison meat 57 9.1 235 [41]
Game meat (reindeer, deer, wild pheasant) 2521 3.2 867 [8]
Wild boar 966 1.1 n.a. [9]
Venison meat 733 0.05 n.a. [9]
Elk meat 47 0.02 n.a. [9]
Reindeer 490 0.06 n.a. [9]
Hare meat 149 0.16 n.a. [9]
Red deer 61 0.33 4.6 [42]
Wild boar 64 1.3 10.4 [42]
Red deer 82 0.22 1.5 [43]