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  1. Fumes from military small arms lead to decline in lung function

    This is one reason I make sure the fan over the lane is blowing past me downrange. Also the newer range meets current standards to have a complete change of fresh air several times per hour. The older range is grandfathered in so particulate levels can be much higher since it is not required to have fresh air change over.

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    Barcelona, Spain: Exposure to fumes released during the firing of military small arms can lead to a decline in lung function, according to a new study.

    The research, which will be presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona today (9 September 2013), suggests that members of the armed forces who are regularly firing small arms could be putting their lung health at risk.
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    Fumes from military small arms lead to decline in lung function
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    I have to question this "so called" study. I have heard things from numerous studies that something is bad for you or will shorten your life. Then a few years later I hear the very same thing has good benefits for you.

    I have been conducting a study myself and have been thinking of applying for a grant for it. My study is this. I am on the path to proving that EVERYONE who has ever died has breathed oxygen!!!

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    The other guy being a more accurate shooter because of all his range time is even more hazardous to your health.

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    I put this into the same category as all of the other "man is bad" studies. Everything from cow farts to ".223 fumes" is deadly. So much so, now we have Diesel engines that are injected with piss to meet EPA "standards". This is like a Boxer chasing his tail.

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    I got a letter from the Department of The Army a few years ago, they did a study of the air quality of the burn-pit at Bagram AF, Afghanistan and found it may cause lung problems... I spent my fair share of time there, burning garbage between roll-outs to Shank.

    Military burn pits at Afghanistan base may pose health risk to troops, report says | Fox News

    I've had it in my records since, but haven't had any problems (knock on wood) so... maybe it's all the shooting that'll get me in trouble later?
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  7. And maybe it's the 'later' part that'll get you gunnerbob. Some things aren't immediately apparent as damage - Gulf War Syndrome, e.g. Trust me on this - I've got that 'later damage' from events that I thought for a long time hadn't harmed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev. dave View Post
    And maybe it's the 'later' part that'll get you gunnerbob. Some things aren't immediately apparent as damage - Gulf War Syndrome, e.g. Trust me on this - I've got that 'later damage' from events that I thought for a long time hadn't harmed me.
    Let's hope I'm one of the lucky ones, eh?
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    Water is the leading cause of drowning... let's ban water!!!!
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    It may be harmful, but I like th smell of smokeless powder.

  11. I like the smell of my range bag. My wife doesn't like the smell of my clothes or me, after a range session. Of course, she also goes to the range, and I never complain about how she smells. Oh no! Not goin' there!
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