GoGo News Agency has decided to observe the effects of air pollution on children`s health and conducted blood lead test on children, considering that are associated with the environment pollution.
15 children aged 7-10 years, living in 5 different areas of Ulaanbaatar city for more than 2 years got involved the test. Children living in following areas were selected;
Test results were as follows:
The problem that we have faced when reporting was the country has only two laboratories that conduct blood lead test. We have cooperated with an authorized labor and environmental hygiene laboratory under Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences.
Proposal to the Government of Mongolia and the Ministry of Health:
We have submitted the following proposal to the Prime Minister J.Erdenebat Health Minister A.Tsogtsetseg on Feb 8th.
No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Lead can harm a child’s both physical and mental growth, behavior, ability to learn, kidney and hearing.
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