A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Georgia’s Air Quality Trends

Air Quality Trends, 1990-2017

Overall, air quality is improving in Georgia because emissions of key air pollutants continue to decline from 1990 levels.

CO Emissions

Carbon Monoxide (CO) levels are down 69% since 1990.

NOx Emissions

Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) levels are down 60% since 1990.

PM2.5 Emissions

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) levels are down 61% since 1990.

PM10 Emissions

Particulate Matter (PM10) levels are down 51% since 1990.

SO2 Emissions

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) levels are down 95% since 1990.

VOC Emissions

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) levels are down 54% since 1990.

Economic Growth with Clean Air

Between 1990 and 2017, total emissions of the six key air pollutants dropped by 69 percent in Georgia, while the gross domestic product of Georgia increased by 283 percent.