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Environmental Release Report: SAN FRANCISCO County, CA
 
 
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  • 2002 Rankings: Major Chemical Releases or Waste Generation in SAN FRANCISCO County*
    Cleanest/Best Counties in US Percentile Dirtiest/Worst Counties in US
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    Cancer risk score (air and water releases):
    Noncancer risk score (air and water releases):
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    Air releases of recognized developmental toxicants:
    Air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants:

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    *Note: These rankings are based on chemical releases and transfers reported by industrial facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory, and do not take into account major sources of pollution or toxic chemicals that are not covered by TRI.

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  • Environmental Justice Analysis for SAN FRANCISCO County

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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Ranked by Potential Human Health Risks
  • Top Ranked Cancer Risk:BENZENE
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    Top Ranked Noncancer Risk:MERCURY
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  • 2002 TRI Pollution Releases Sorted by Health Effect*
  • Air Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Water Releases
    (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Recognized Carcinogens 2,478 30
    Suspected Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicants 33,628 50
    Recognized Developmental Toxicants 4,197 39
    Suspected Developmental Toxicants 24,366 71
    Suspected Endocrine Toxicants 2,463 30
    Suspected Immunotoxicants 20,180 50
    Suspected Kidney Toxicants 18,663 26
    Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicants 33,628 50
    Suspected Neurotoxicants 41,737 110
    Recognized Reproductive Toxicants 2,204 30
    Suspected Reproductive Toxicants 26,343 80
    Suspected Respiratory Toxicants 42,166 116
    Suspected Skin or Sense Organ Toxicants 33,628 50

    *Note: Some chemicals are associated with more than one health effect, so their release may be counted multiple times in this table. Therefore, it is not appropriate to sum releases sorted by health effect. Total reported releases to air and water are provided in the data summary below.
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  • What We Don't Know About Chemical Safety and Harm
  • Air Releases
    6 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    218 TRI chemicals released to air in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
    Water Releases
    5 TRI chems released to water in the United States lack the risk assessment values required for safety assessment
    172 TRI chemicals released to water in the United States lack the exposure estimates required for safety assessment
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  • TRI Data Summary
  • Environmental Releases, Transfers, and Production-Related Waste (Pounds from TRI sources)
    Year Air Releases Water Releases Land Releases Underground Injection Total Environmental Releases Total Off-Site Transfers Total Production-Related Waste
    1988 420,722 156 0 0 420,878 620,601 NA
    1989 234,946 0 0 0 234,946 51,714 NA
    1990 190,825 0 0 0 190,825 55,395 NA
    1991 144,201 0 0 0 144,201 786,161 1,187,757
    1992 138,578 0 0 0 138,578 44,523 380,757
    1993 38,204 0 0 0 38,204 90,799 281,810
    1994 28,118 9 20 0 28,147 192,071 303,849
    1995 30,738 0 0 0 30,738 362,932 436,663
    1996 42,547 107 0 0 42,654 314,030 624,058
    1997 77,131 2 0 0 77,133 89,027 152,272
    1998 50,163 2 0 0 50,165 508,823 586,493
    1999 43,710 42 0 0 43,752 1,039,188 1,093,434
    2000 43,905 114 2 0 44,021 152,197 184,437
    2001 37,111 112 0 0 37,223 972,214 1,009,187
    2002 42,166 116 0 0 42,282 325,062 367,151
    "NA" means that no data are available because "Total-Production Related Waste" was not reported until 1991.
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