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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.
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.
- 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
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Stay up to date with our work:
- Lead research in Georgia – working meeting, Adjara TV, June 2022
- Residential Environmental Research on Lead, Adjara TV, February 2022
- Survey of lead content in residential environment, Adjara TV, February 2022
- A study will be conducted regarding the lead content in the environment in Adjara and Guria, Adjara TV, January 2022
- Survey on Lead Prevalence in Children’s Blood in Georgia: Prevalence on a Country Level, UNICEF, April 2019
- Lead: Georgia’s silent killer, OC Media, October 2018