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Yes lead pellets are toxic. The non-toxic shot that you also referred to is steel shot used in shotgun shells and are usually used in sensitive areas such as wetlands. You can also use light non-lead alloy pellets that are not popular as they are no good. Yet thinking about toxic lead pellets…….as a kid I remember us carrying these lead pellets in our mouths while hunting birds in the bush…….and I am now sixty years old and in good health.