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Summary Report: BALTIMORE (CITY) County

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in BALTIMORE (CITY) County

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 35000  0.11
    Whites 320000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 930  0.93
    Whites 1000

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .068  0.57
    Whites .12

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 40  0.93
    Whites 43


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 160000  1.07
    High Income Families 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 1000  1.04
    High Income Families 960

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .15  2.00
    High Income Families .075

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 51  1.55
    High Income Families 33


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 160000  1.07
    Families Above Poverty 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 1000  1.04
    Families Above Poverty 960

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .16  2.00
    Families Above Poverty .08

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 54  1.59
    Families Above Poverty 34


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 150000  0.94
    Kids Above Poverty 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 1000  1.04
    Kids Above Poverty 960

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .17  1.87
    Kids Above Poverty .091

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 55  1.62
    Kids Above Poverty 34


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 190000  1.73
    Highschool Graduates 110000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 1000  1.04
    Highschool Graduates 960

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .1  1.64
    Highschool Graduates .061

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 49  1.36
    Highschool Graduates 36


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 170000  1.95
    Non-Working Class People 87000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 980  1.02
    Non-Working Class People 960

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .084  2.00
    Non-Working Class People .042

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 36  1.16
    Non-Working Class People 31


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 160000  1.07
    Homeowners 150000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 980  0.98
    Homeowners 1000

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .069  0.63
    Homeowners .11

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 34  0.81
    Homeowners 42


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