Sector of UseUse#Type of useMain risks identifiedEstimated release to the environment (tonnes per year)
Hunting1Hunting with shotgun cartridgesPrimary and secondary poisoning of wildlife (birds)  
Human via consumption of game meat
6,537
2aHunting with bullets – small calibre, including airgunsSecondary poisoning of wildlife (birds)  
Humans via consumption of game meat
14.5
2bHunting with bullets – large calibreSecondary poisoning of wildlife (birds)  
Humans via consumption of game meat
 
Sports shooting3Outdoor target shooting with shotgun cartridgesPrimary and secondary poisoning of wildlife (birds)  
Secondary poisoning of livestock (ruminants) via silage grown on shooting ranges/ areas used as agricultural land Ingestion of contaminated soil or vegetation by livestock (ruminants) on shooting ranges/ areas used as agricultural land  
Risks to soil compartment
1,680
4Outdoor target shooting with bulletsIngestion of contaminated soil or vegetation by livestock (ruminants) on shooting ranges/areas used as agricultural land  
Risks to soil compartment
26.8
5Outdoor target with air rifle/pistolNo data
Shooting with historical weapons6Other outdoor shooting activities including muzzleloaders, historical re-enactment, etc.No data
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