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Summary Report: LOS ANGELES County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in LOS ANGELES County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 37000  1.09
    Whites 34000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 480  1.20
    Whites 400

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .52  1.16
    Whites .45

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 150  1.63
    Whites 92


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 35000  0.97
    High Income Families 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 490  1.17
    High Income Families 420

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .52  1.11
    High Income Families .47

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 180  1.64
    High Income Families 110


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 36000  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 500  1.16
    Families Above Poverty 430

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .52  1.08
    Families Above Poverty .48

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 180  1.64
    Families Above Poverty 110


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 37000  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 37000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 500  1.16
    Kids Above Poverty 430

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .52  1.06
    Kids Above Poverty .49

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 180  1.64
    Kids Above Poverty 110


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 38000  1.15
    Highschool Graduates 33000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 480  1.14
    Highschool Graduates 420

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .57  1.27
    Highschool Graduates .45

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 160  1.45
    Highschool Graduates 110


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 37000  1.16
    Non-Working Class People 32000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 450  1.10
    Non-Working Class People 410

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .53  1.23
    Non-Working Class People .43

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 130  1.30
    Non-Working Class People 100


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 33000  0.92
    Homeowners 36000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 400  0.83
    Homeowners 480

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .43  0.80
    Homeowners .54

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 80  0.47
    Homeowners 170


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