- UNICEF/Pure Earth program identify the source of lead in 41% of children in Georgia resulted after MICs study
- FAO/EC -040 project Rapid Risk assessment of contaminated sites from Obsolete Pesticides
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.
Lead added to spices to enhance the weight, color, and flavor has been blamed for elevated blood lead levels in Georgia and other lower- and middle-income countries. Pure Earth is working with the government to eliminate the use of lead-adulterated spices and identify other potential sources of lead exposure.
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