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A nationwide study by UNICEF found that 650 of 1,578 children tested had either slightly or significantly increased levels of lead in their blood. The Georgian authorities are planning to conduct more in depth studies of the possible reasons behind these high levels of lead.

The children were tested using venous blood samples. Forty-one percent showed lead levels equal to or more than five micrograms per deciliter. The usual blood lead level should be five.