Eric Barrett, Mariam Kobuladze, Irakli Chumberidze, Jason Addie, Nino Macharashvili, Vazha Asatiani
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17% of all illnesses and 19% of all deaths in Georgia are caused by environmental pollution. Air quality is measured in only 5 cities in Georgia: Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Zestaponi, Batumi, and Rustavi. On average, pollutant concentrations in these cities are 2.5 times higher than the upper limit of acceptable levels. The following infographic visualizes the air quality data collected by Georgia's National Environmental Agency during the last year, and also shows what health problems can be caused by pollutants in the air.
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