National Environment Agency plans to broaden the space for monitoring lead content in atmospheric air.
Specialists have taken air samples at 4 locations in Tbilisi (Rustaveli, King Tamar and Kazbegi Avenues and Gldani First micro district) through special devices. The samples were sent to the laboratory of National Environmental Agency for analysis and the research results will be published in several days.
For many years in many countries of the world, including in Georgia petrol with lead content was a key source of saturation of air with lead content. However, the problem with lead content was resolved world many years ago.
Consumption of petrol with lead content was officially banned in Georgia in 2005. In 2015 the margin of lead content in petrol was further limited and equaled to the applicable norm in Europe – 5mkg/l.
In 2016 Government introduced fuel quality state control system and all inspections prove that petrol with lea content is not used in Georgia and lead content in atmospheric air is much lower than the admitted norm.
Tbilisi atmospheric air samples will be taken in Tbilisi every week.