Dangerous Litter

submitted by STMC Girls Secondary Sta Lucia : Triscia Mifsud  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
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In selected areas in the Maltese countryside, one is likely to come across dangerous litter consisting mainly of used cartridges. These cartridges have been used to kill migratory birds. Apart from this wrong doing, these cartridges are full of lead. When it rains, the lead slowly enters the aquifer and affect the quality of water that we drink. Lead from used cartridges in fields may also mix up with water stored in reservoirs. Thus farmers end up watering crops with dangerous polluted water. All this is greatly affecting negatively our health. It would be much better if hunting is stopped in our small islands for the benefit of our health and also for the birds.

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