Heavy Air

Polluted air causes premature death of 7 million people each year.

In the evenings Tbilisi is covered with a thin fog. This is smog, 95% of which is from transport emissions.

Air pollution causes cancer . There is no research, so scientists can only estimate the connection between diseases and air pollution in Georgia.

900,000 vehicles out of 1 million registered in Georgia are more than 10 years old.

Georgia stopped inspecting vehicles in 2004. It is scheduled to renew vehicle inspections in 2017.

We can choose friends, profession, food, clothing, the house where we live.

But we breathe air in the city where we live.

Now you can see the components of the air. Human activities influence constantly changes substances in the air. Only dust particles are visible for eyes but especially dangerous substances are invisible.

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What pollutes the air?



The Georgian standard for benzene is 3 times higher than the European standards. The standard for hydrocarbons is 1.5 times higher and the standard for sulfur is 5 times higher.













In Result

The number of respiratory diseases has increased 4 times since 2001.

Blood and organ diseases have increased 2 times.

Cardiovascular morbidity rate has increased 3.5 times.

The rate of eyes diseases are 3 times higher than in 2006.

As for the nervous system, recent data is not available. The number increased by 1.5 times in the years 2001-2005.

We can change our environment!


  • If you drive a car, use 2.0 atmospheric pressure in tires.
  • Do not leave a stopped car's engine running more than 1 minute.
  • Until the government inspection program begins again, have your car checked at a testing station.
  • If the car is only needed to drive around the city, intelligently choose the model - replace big-motor cars with economical cars that require much less fuel and parking space!
  • Remember to create a healthy environment by using public transport. Walking and bicycling are healthy alternatives.


  • If a building is surrounded by trees planted correctly, then the living space is naturally cooled and air conditioning system costs will be reduced by 30%.
  • The shade of a young healthy tree cools as much air as 10 air conditioner which are working about 20 hours a day.
  • In 1 day One big tree can absorb 380 liters of water from the ground and convert it into oxygen.
  • Trees reduce noise, and their shadow from the sun protects asphalt from damage.
  • Trees improve water quality.
  • People are collecting and burning fallen leaves in fall. Leaves are not fully burned and the smoke contains lots of carbon monoxide.

Intelligent customer always ...:

  • Buy energy efficient products.
  • Choose only those models that do not pollute the environment.
  • Using cloth or paper bags instead of plastic. It takes at least a hundred years for plastic to decompose.

At home:

  • Save energy! Always turn off lights and other electrical equipment before leaving the room.
  • Plant trees around the house to cool your summer days.
  • Use solar-powered lamps for outdoor lighting.
  • Set the water heater temperature less than 49°C.
  • Only print documents if necessary!