This report presents information about potential health risks from hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) in your community. HAPs are chemicals which can cause adverse effects to human health or the environment. Congress has identified over 188 of these pollutants, including substances that cause cancer, neurological, respiratory, and reproductive effects. The report allows you to rank your community based on potential health risks, breaks down which pollutants and which sources contribute most to hazardous air pollution, and provides you with opportunities to take action. See Scorecard's overview of hazardous air pollution problems.
Data Source: Scorecard combines exposure data from
U.S. EPA's National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment with toxicity data to estimate the health risks posed by chemical pollutants in ambient air.
NOTE: EPA exposure estimates, and the Scorecard risk estimates that are based on them, provide a screening-level assessment of hazardous air pollution problems and are subject to important caveats. EPA's exposure estimates are based on 1996 emissions data, although they are generally consistent with current air monitoring data. Scorecard's risk estimates are calculations based on models: they are useful for ranking purposes, but are not necessarily predictive of any actual individual's risk of getting cancer or other diseases.