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Summary Report: ILLINOIS

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in ILLINOIS

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 120000  0.60
    Whites 200000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 400  1.74
    Whites 230

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .033  1.06
    Whites .031

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 140  4.24
    Whites 33


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 230000  1.28
    High Income Families 180000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 300  1.20
    High Income Families 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .041  1.37
    High Income Families .03

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 99  2.30
    High Income Families 43


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 230000  1.28
    Families Above Poverty 180000

    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 .04  1.33
    Families Above Poverty .03

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 120  2.73
    Families Above Poverty 44


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 230000  1.28
    Kids Above Poverty 180000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 340  1.36
    Kids Above Poverty 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .042  1.31
    Kids Above Poverty .032

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 130  2.89
    Kids Above Poverty 45


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 220000  1.29
    Highschool Graduates 170000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 300  1.15
    Highschool Graduates 260

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .04  1.43
    Highschool Graduates .028

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 85  1.81
    Highschool Graduates 47


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 190000  1.46
    Non-Working Class People 130000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 260  0.96
    Non-Working Class People 270

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .034  1.42
    Non-Working Class People .024

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 54  1.02
    Non-Working Class People 53


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 200000  1.25
    Homeowners 160000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 220  0.65
    Homeowners 340

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .031  0.78
    Homeowners .04

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 23  0.21
    Homeowners 110


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