We’ve all heard it before. Wash your hands after shooting or cleaning guns. Lead can cause cancer. That’s been clinically proven. When your fire a gun, lead particulates exit the barrel behind the projectile and are expelled from the chamber behind your casing. These airborne particulates are what people have been warning us about, even if they were unable to articulate it.

How Bad Can It Be?

Heavy metals (not Pantera) are bad for the human body. Lead has been linked to all kinds of cancers, blood conditions and brain function. So, knowing all of this, what can you do? This is where Hygenall LeadOff comes in.

What I Tested

I was sent the writer’s package from Hygenall. This came with a wipe container and a foaming hand soap with a push down pump. I used their products after a good cleaning session of a few of my guns.

Is It Safe?

When I hear about a product designed to neutralize other chemicals, my first question is “how bad is it for everything else?” The short answer is, it’s not. It’s absolutely safe for your body and safe to run down your drain. The compounds used in LeadOff don’t just neutralize Lead, but also Mercury, Arsenic and Mercury.

What Else Do They Have?

While I only used these two products, LeadOff also has a body wash and shampoo, a Pumice based hand scrub and a surface cleaner.

I used two wipes to clean my hands, you can see all of the grime deposited on the wipes.

I first used the wipes on my hands out in the shop. They do a good job of getting the grime off and dry quickly without any filmy or greasy feeling leftover. I then came back into the house and used the foaming hand soap. I used that as a more complete scrub up my forearms. As I didn’t shoot my guns that day, the forearm scrub was enough to leave me feeling confident that I didn’t have any more harmful chemicals on me.

How To ACTUALLY Be Safe…

If you were to shoot and then return home, technically, to be completely safe from the lead particulates, you need a process. Leave the shoes your wore and all the clothes outside of your home, bag them and take them straight to the washing machine. Then get your naked self into the shower where you could use Hygenall’s products to decontaminate your body and then dress out again. Is this realistic? No. I don’t think so. That’s a little extreme.

I propose a more realistic solution. Buy some Hygenall LeadOff wipes or foaming hand soap, when you’re done shooting, hit your hands, arms and face with that stuff, carry on with your day. That seems to be a very practical solution to a very real health concern that millions of hobbyists may not consider.

Where To Find It

At the time that I’m writing this, you can find Hygenall LeadOff foaming hand soap for $15.99, the wipes for $11.99 and a 2-pack of their foaming soap for your range bag for $14.99. These are all a very small price to pay for your long-term wellbeing.

Material Disclosure

I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.

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Bill Farmer is a 12 year law enforcement veteran He is a defensive tactics, tactical driving and active shooter instructor. Bill has worked in school resource, violent crimes, plain clothes and patrol assignments. Bill is an avid outdoorsman, backpacker, hunter and shooter.

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