Chemical Risk Factor Research Laboratory Testing Blood on Lead and Other Chemical Elements

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Europe & Central Asia

In 2018, UNICEF and the Government of Georgia conducted research to understand the level of lead in children's blood in the country. They found that 41 per cent of the children had elevated blood lead levels. 

UNICEF, with the support of the Clarios Foundation, has provided the National Centre of Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) of Georgia with advanced laboratory equipment to detect sources of toxic metals, and has completed the building of lab capacity in the country for the precise analysis of lead and other elements in various specimen (e.g. blood, biological fluids, paint etc.). Georgia will now have a cutting-edge laboratory that will also allow for advanced research related to environmental health issues. 

Watch this video to learn more about the cutting-edge laboratory or read the story.