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Summary Report: SAN DIEGO County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in SAN DIEGO County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 11000  2.29
    Whites 4800

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 310  1.24
    Whites 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .018  1.38
    Whites .013

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 3.3  1.65
    Whites 2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 11000  1.86
    High Income Families 5900

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 310  1.24
    High Income Families 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .021  1.50
    High Income Families .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 3.5  1.84
    High Income Families 1.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 13000  2.20
    Families Above Poverty 5900

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 330  1.32
    Families Above Poverty 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .02  1.43
    Families Above Poverty .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 4  2.00
    Families Above Poverty 2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 14000  2.30
    Kids Above Poverty 6100

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 330  1.32
    Kids Above Poverty 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .02  1.43
    Kids Above Poverty .014

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 4.1  2.16
    Kids Above Poverty 1.9


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 11000  2.12
    Highschool Graduates 5200

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 310  1.24
    Highschool Graduates 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .02  1.67
    Highschool Graduates .012

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 3.5  1.67
    Highschool Graduates 2.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 6700  1.49
    Non-Working Class People 4500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 270  1.12
    Non-Working Class People 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .016  2.00
    Non-Working Class People .008

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 2.5  1.25
    Non-Working Class People 2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 5100  0.76
    Homeowners 6700

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 240  0.80
    Homeowners 300

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .0088  0.46
    Homeowners .019

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 1.5  0.44
    Homeowners 3.4


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