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Summary Report: MARYLAND

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in MARYLAND

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 32000  0.38
    Whites 85000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 530  1.39
    Whites 380

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .035  0.70
    Whites .05

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 13  2.71
    Whites 4.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 110000  1.67
    High Income Families 66000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 580  1.45
    High Income Families 400

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .098  2.39
    High Income Families .041

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 19  3.96
    High Income Families 4.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 100000  1.47
    Families Above Poverty 68000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 630  1.57
    Families Above Poverty 400

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .11  2.56
    Families Above Poverty .043

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 24  4.62
    Families Above Poverty 5.2


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 100000  1.49
    Kids Above Poverty 67000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 650  1.62
    Kids Above Poverty 400

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .11  2.62
    Kids Above Poverty .042

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 25  5.00
    Kids Above Poverty 5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 120000  2.18
    Highschool Graduates 55000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 540  1.35
    Highschool Graduates 400

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .077  2.20
    Highschool Graduates .035

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 15  2.83
    Highschool Graduates 5.3


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 77000  1.93
    Non-Working Class People 40000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 430  1.13
    Non-Working Class People 380

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .048  2.09
    Non-Working Class People .023

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 6.4  1.56
    Non-Working Class People 4.1


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 71000  1.06
    Homeowners 67000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 410  0.79
    Homeowners 520

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .043  0.74
    Homeowners .058

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 5.2  0.47
    Homeowners 11


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