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

State: CALIFORNIA
  • From 1988 to 2002, total cancer risk scores have decreased 94%.
  • List facilities releasing cancer hazards in CALIFORNIA.
  • Chemical Name Cancer Risk Scores
    Pounds of benzene-equivalents
    ARSENIC4,700,000
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)1,200,000
    CHROMIUM960,000
    CADMIUM420,000
    LEAD COMPOUNDS360,000
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS280,000
    CARBON TETRACHLORIDE270,000
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE220,000
    BENZENE67,000
    LEAD45,000
    QUINTOZENE39,000
    DICHLOROMETHANE25,000
    ETHYLENE OXIDE18,000
    VINYL CHLORIDE18,000
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS17,000
    HEXACHLOROBENZENE13,000
    PROPYLENE OXIDE13,000
    CADMIUM COMPOUNDS13,000
    FORMALDEHYDE6,100
    NICKEL5,300
    1,3-BUTADIENE4,300
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER2,300
    TRIFLURALIN1,400
    ACRYLONITRILE1,400
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE970
    4,4'-METHYLENEDIANILINE680
    ACRYLAMIDE630
    NITROGLYCERIN510
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE340
    ACETALDEHYDE330
    HEXACHLOROETHANE260
    HYDRAZINE220
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE210
    1,2,4-TRICHLOROBENZENE140
    1,3-DICHLOROPROPENE (MIXED ISOMERS)84
    1,2-DIBROMOETHANE74
    CATECHOL52
    1,4-DIOXANE49
    ETHYL ACRYLATE41
    CHLOROFORM16
    THIOUREA12
    TRANS-1,3-DICHLOROPROPENE7
    EPICHLOROHYDRIN1


    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.