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About Pure Earth Georgia
In Georgia, children’s lead exposure is an emerging issue that has captured the attention of relevant authorities and stakeholders through recent studies. In 2018, a BLL survey was conducted in Georgia as part of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS). The survey showed high rates of elevated BLL, particularly in the western parts of Georgia. The results showed that 41% of children have elevated BLLs over 5 μg/dL. A BLL 5 μg/dL is the reference value used by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify children who have been exposed to lead and require case management. The MICS study also showed that 16% of children had BLLs > 10 μg/dL.
International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
October 24-30th, 2021
Stay up to date with our work:
- Lead: Georgia’s silent killer, OC Media, Oct. 2018
- Survey on Lead Prevalence in Children’s Blood in Georgia: Prevalence on a Country Level, UNICEF. April 2019
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