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Food Safety in Industrial Regions of Georgia

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Food Safety and Ecological Risk Research in Industrial Regions of Georgia

Tech Area / Field

  • ENV-EHS/Environmental Health and Safety/Environment

Status
3 Approved without Funding

Registration date
26.02.2009

Leading Institute
National Center for Diseases Control, Georgia, Tbilisi

Supporting institutes

  • Geological Institute, Georgia, Tbilisi\nN.Makhviladze Scientific-Research Institute of Labour Medicine and Ecology, Georgia, Tbilisi

Collaborators

  • University of Minnesota / School of Public Health, USA, MN, St Paul

Project summary

The principal aim of the proposed research is to study nutrition and population health in ecologically polluted regions of the Republic of Georgia. A survey will be conducted in Zestaponi (where a manganese refinery is located). The ecological status of the region will be studied. The risk factors of manganese on human health based on nutrition research (focused on reproductive system problems)

will be studied and ecological circumstances especially manganese consistence focused food products, and in air, soil and water as well, and will be investigated in these region. Average daily and annual consumption of Manganese by human will be defined.

Survey results will assist us in identifying the level of manganese contamination and its influence on human health. The principal recommendations based on analyzing nutrition status of population focused on health improvement will be worked out based on data-analysis. The result of the proposed research and recommendations will be published in a booklet that will be disseminated among the population. Will be elaborated computer based program for monitoring and prognosis ecological risk in Zestaponi. The research will provide preliminary data and form the basis, for a large-scale epidemiological investigation to identify risk factors for Mn and human health. The long-term goal is to develop recommendations and health promotion guidelines for the Georgian general population.


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