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

State: NORTH CAROLINA
  • From 1988 to 2002, total cancer risk scores have decreased 46%.
  • List facilities releasing cancer hazards in NORTH CAROLINA.
  • Chemical Name Cancer Risk Scores
    Pounds of benzene-equivalents
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)130,000,000
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS2,000,000
    CADMIUM1,300,000
    LEAD COMPOUNDS540,000
    ARSENIC420,000
    BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS250,000
    CHROMIUM160,000
    DICHLOROMETHANE150,000
    ACRYLAMIDE110,000
    LEAD100,000
    BERYLLIUM94,000
    BENZENE32,000
    CHLOROFORM29,000
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS25,000
    CHLOROMETHANE25,000
    FORMALDEHYDE16,000
    1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE14,000
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE12,000
    CARBON TETRACHLORIDE11,000
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE8,400
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE8,400
    ETHYLENE OXIDE8,000
    ACRYLONITRILE7,600
    ACETALDEHYDE7,500
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE4,900
    EPICHLOROHYDRIN4,100
    1,4-DIOXANE3,900
    NICKEL2,700
    1,3-BUTADIENE1,600
    DIETHYL SULFATE890
    PROPYLENE OXIDE780
    HYDRAZINE220
    1,3-DICHLOROPROPENE (MIXED ISOMERS)150
    ALLYL CHLORIDE140
    PENTACHLOROPHENOL100
    ANILINE52
    VINYL CHLORIDE31
    ETHYL ACRYLATE18
    1,1-DICHLOROETHYLENE9
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER5
    BENZYL CHLORIDE4
    CATECHOL3
    FOLPET1


    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.