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

State: NORTH CAROLINA
  • From 1988 to 2002, total noncancer risk scores have increased 24%.
  • List facilities releasing noncancer hazards in NORTH CAROLINA.
  • Chemical Name Noncancer Risk Scores
    Pounds of toluene-equivalents
    MERCURY COMPOUNDS18,000,000,000
    MERCURY15,000,000,000
    LEAD COMPOUNDS11,000,000,000
    LEAD2,100,000,000
    HYDROCHLORIC ACID690,000,000
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)660,000,000
    COPPER COMPOUNDS470,000,000
    COBALT COMPOUNDS190,000,000
    COPPER130,000,000
    METHYL BROMIDE130,000,000
    CADMIUM96,000,000
    MANGANESE51,000,000
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS47,000,000
    SELENIUM COMPOUNDS45,000,000
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS29,000,000
    MANGANESE COMPOUNDS19,000,000
    ANTIMONY COMPOUNDS16,000,000
    BARIUM COMPOUNDS15,000,000
    FORMALDEHYDE12,000,000
    AMMONIA11,000,000
    COBALT10,000,000
    ZINC COMPOUNDS9,000,000
    ACETALDEHYDE6,900,000
    DICHLOROMETHANE5,100,000
    ANTIMONY5,000,000
    BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS4,900,000
    ALUMINUM4,100,000
    TOLUENE4,100,000
    NICKEL3,100,000
    CHROMIUM3,100,000
    CHLOROMETHANE2,200,000
    ARSENIC2,200,000
    BERYLLIUM1,800,000
    ACRYLAMIDE1,700,000
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE1,300,000
    METHANOL930,000
    EPICHLOROHYDRIN830,000
    N-BUTYL ALCOHOL780,000
    ACRYLIC ACID700,000
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE570,000
    SILVER500,000
    ANILINE470,000
    ALLYL CHLORIDE410,000
    NITROBENZENE260,000
    CHLOROFORM260,000
    BENZENE260,000
    DIETHANOLAMINE250,000
    ZINC230,000
    PHENOL210,000
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)190,000
    CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE180,000
    P-XYLENE170,000
    ETHYLENE GLYCOL170,000
    STYRENE130,000
    1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE130,000
    ACETONITRILE130,000
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE110,000
    DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE95,000
    CARBON TETRACHLORIDE95,000
    NAPHTHALENE93,000
    PROPYLENE OXIDE91,000
    TRICHLOROFLUOROMETHANE90,000
    METHYL ETHYL KETONE79,000
    FREON 11377,000
    ACRYLONITRILE73,000
    PYRIDINE69,000
    1-CHLORO-1,1-DIFLUOROETHANE68,000
    ETHYLENE OXIDE42,000
    N-HEXANE42,000
    1,2-DICHLOROBENZENE35,000
    CHLOROBENZENE31,000
    DIBUTYL PHTHALATE24,000
    THIRAM24,000
    1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE22,000
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE21,000
    TERT-BUTYL ALCOHOL18,000
    BIPHENYL14,000
    ACETOPHENONE13,000
    ETHYLBENZENE11,000
    4,4'-ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL8,000
    SEC-BUTYL ALCOHOL7,900
    METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE7,500
    1,3-BUTADIENE6,600
    1,3-DICHLOROPROPENE (MIXED ISOMERS)6,500
    MALEIC ANHYDRIDE5,500
    TRIETHYLAMINE4,800
    FORMIC ACID4,000
    HYDRAZINE3,900
    BARIUM3,700
    CUMENE3,300
    METHYL METHACRYLATE2,700
    VINYL ACETATE2,500
    1,4-DIOXANE2,300
    O-XYLENE1,800
    VINYL CHLORIDE1,100
    PENTACHLOROPHENOL600
    ETHYL ACRYLATE420
    PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE160
    ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER140
    BENZYL CHLORIDE110
    CYCLOHEXANE80
    METHYL ACRYLATE67
    M-CRESOL64
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER35
    DIMETHYL PHTHALATE27
    FOLPET27
    PROPYLENE18
    M-XYLENE9
    1,1-DICHLOROETHYLENE5
    ANTHRACENE2


    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.