POLLUTION LOCATOR | Toxic Chemical Releases |Pollution Releases Ranked by Noncancer Risk Score

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From 1988 to 2002, total noncancer risk scores have increased 3979%.
Chemical Name Noncancer Risk Scores
Pounds of toluene-equivalents
MERCURY COMPOUNDS44,000,000
LEAD COMPOUNDS9,800,000
ZINC COMPOUNDS67,000
BENZENE54,000
NAPHTHALENE27,000
AMMONIA20,000
TOLUENE14,000
1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE8,200
XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)6,600
METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER1,600
N-HEXANE410
TETRACHLOROETHYLENE320
ETHYLBENZENE300
METHANOL300
1,3-BUTADIENE22
PROPYLENE14
CYCLOHEXANE14
PHENOL1


Note: These rankings do not cover all chemical releases reported to TRI - they only include chemicals that possess risk scores. As a result of data gaps or modeling problems, not all TRI chemicals possess the information required to weight their mass release by toxicity and exposure potential. Dioxin compounds, for example, are not included in these rankings. TRI chemicals that lack risk scores should not be assumed to be safe.