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

State: MARYLAND
  • From 1988 to 2002, total cancer risk scores have decreased 73%.
  • List facilities releasing cancer hazards in MARYLAND.
  • Chemical Name Cancer Risk Scores
    Pounds of benzene-equivalents
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)31,000,000
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS550,000
    BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS260,000
    CADMIUM COMPOUNDS240,000
    LEAD COMPOUNDS190,000
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS79,000
    CHROMIUM73,000
    CARBON TETRACHLORIDE33,000
    ACRYLAMIDE32,000
    LEAD24,000
    CHLOROMETHANE22,000
    DICHLOROMETHANE11,000
    ETHYLENE OXIDE8,000
    BENZENE4,400
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE4,400
    ACETALDEHYDE1,200
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE350
    HEXACHLOROBENZENE340
    BIFENTHRIN300
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER280
    FORMALDEHYDE260
    NICKEL200
    PERMETHRIN150
    PROPYLENE OXIDE64
    NITROGLYCERIN15
    CARBARYL1
    CATECHOL0
    FOLPET0


    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.