Air Pollution

Map of Air Quality in China

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Map of Air Quality in China

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Excellent Air Quality

Okay Air quality

Slightly Polluted

Lightly-Moderately Polluted

Moderately Polluted

Moderately-Heavily Polluted

Heavilily Polluted

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