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Summary Report: HOWARD County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in HOWARD County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 5500  1.22
    Whites 4500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 300  1.03
    Whites 290

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .24  1.09
    Whites .22


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 7700  1.79
    High Income Families 4300

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 290  1.00
    High Income Families 290

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .28  1.33
    High Income Families .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 7900  1.80
    Families Above Poverty 4400

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 290  1.00
    Families Above Poverty 290

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .29  1.38
    Families Above Poverty .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 7000  1.75
    Kids Above Poverty 4000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 290  1.00
    Kids Above Poverty 290

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .26  1.24
    Kids Above Poverty .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 9200  2.04
    Highschool Graduates 4500

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 290  1.00
    Highschool Graduates 290

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .36  1.71
    Highschool Graduates .21


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 5300  1.36
    Non-Working Class People 3900

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 290  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 290

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .25  1.25
    Non-Working Class People .2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 4100  0.85
    Homeowners 4800

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 290  0.97
    Homeowners 300

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .2  0.87
    Homeowners .23


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