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

State: ILLINOIS
  • From 1988 to 2002, total cancer risk scores have decreased 82%.
  • List facilities releasing cancer hazards in ILLINOIS.
  • Chemical Name Cancer Risk Scores
    Pounds of benzene-equivalents
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)55,000,000
    CADMIUM COMPOUNDS15,000,000
    CHROMIUM1,700,000
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS1,700,000
    DIMETHYL SULFATE1,400,000
    LEAD COMPOUNDS860,000
    LEAD700,000
    ARSENIC590,000
    ACRYLONITRILE380,000
    BENZENE200,000
    ETHYLENE OXIDE120,000
    VINYL CHLORIDE120,000
    BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS100,000
    1,1-DICHLOROETHYLENE84,000
    CHLOROMETHANE75,000
    DICHLOROMETHANE61,000
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE53,000
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE53,000
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS51,000
    CADMIUM44,000
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE36,000
    1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE35,000
    1,3-BUTADIENE33,000
    EPICHLOROHYDRIN31,000
    NICKEL23,000
    ACRYLAMIDE13,000
    DIETHYL SULFATE9,300
    ACETALDEHYDE6,700
    QUINOLINE3,400
    CARBON TETRACHLORIDE3,000
    CHLOROFORM2,700
    FORMALDEHYDE1,900
    BENZYL CHLORIDE1,400
    1,4-DIOXANE1,100
    ATRAZINE430
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE380
    1,3-DICHLOROBENZENE270
    ALDRIN250
    HEXACHLOROBENZENE220
    ETHYL ACRYLATE170
    CHLORDANE160
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER120
    GAMMA-LINDANE110
    2-NITROPROPANE110
    CATECHOL70
    HYDRAZINE66
    2,4-DIAMINOTOLUENE61
    PROPYLENE OXIDE39
    TRIALLATE17
    2,4-D14
    HYDROQUINONE13
    1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANE11
    TRIFLURALIN4
    ANILINE3
    1,2,4-TRICHLOROBENZENE2
    CHLOROETHANE2
    O-TOLUIDINE0
    2-PHENYLPHENOL0


    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.