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

State: PENNSYLVANIA
  • From 1988 to 2002, total cancer risk scores have decreased 54%.
  • List facilities releasing cancer hazards in PENNSYLVANIA.
  • Chemical Name Cancer Risk Scores
    Pounds of benzene-equivalents
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)310,000,000
    CADMIUM COMPOUNDS43,000,000
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS13,000,000
    ARSENIC2,700,000
    CHROMIUM2,400,000
    LEAD COMPOUNDS2,100,000
    CARBON TETRACHLORIDE1,900,000
    BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS650,000
    HEXACHLOROBENZENE610,000
    NICKEL570,000
    LEAD490,000
    ACRYLAMIDE270,000
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS250,000
    VINYL CHLORIDE190,000
    DICHLOROMETHANE180,000
    BENZENE160,000
    ETHYLENE OXIDE77,000
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE71,000
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE56,000
    CADMIUM51,000
    CHLOROFORM8,500
    QUINOLINE6,500
    BERYLLIUM6,200
    FORMALDEHYDE6,000
    ACRYLONITRILE2,300
    CHLOROMETHANE1,700
    DIMETHYL SULFATE1,500
    HEXACHLOROETHANE1,300
    CATECHOL1,100
    1,3-BUTADIENE850
    ACETALDEHYDE660
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE650
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER550
    ETHYL ACRYLATE540
    PROPYLENE OXIDE330
    EPICHLOROHYDRIN270
    BENZYL CHLORIDE59
    PENTACHLOROPHENOL55
    1,2,4-TRICHLOROBENZENE25
    CHLOROETHANE20
    1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE7
    DICHLORVOS5
    TRIFLURALIN2
    CHLORDANE2
    HEPTACHLOR1
    O-TOLUIDINE1
    PROPOXUR1


    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.