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

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  • Chemical Name Cancer Risk Scores
    Pounds of benzene-equivalents
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)3,300,000,000
    CADMIUM COMPOUNDS460,000,000
    CARBON TETRACHLORIDE120,000,000
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS74,000,000
    ARSENIC43,000,000
    CHROMIUM37,000,000
    LEAD COMPOUNDS33,000,000
    CADMIUM15,000,000
    1,2,3-TRICHLOROPROPANE12,000,000
    METHYL IODIDE8,300,000
    LEAD7,900,000
    BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS7,200,000
    BENZENE6,000,000
    ETHYLENE OXIDE4,300,000
    HEXACHLOROBENZENE3,900,000
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS2,600,000
    ACRYLONITRILE2,600,000
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE2,300,000
    DICHLOROMETHANE2,200,000
    CHLOROFORM2,000,000
    BERYLLIUM1,700,000
    ACRYLAMIDE1,600,000
    DIMETHYL SULFATE1,500,000
    VINYL CHLORIDE1,300,000
    ALDRIN1,200,000
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE1,200,000
    CHLOROMETHANE1,100,000
    NICKEL1,100,000
    1,3-BUTADIENE1,000,000
    NITROGLYCERIN810,000
    1,1-DICHLOROETHYLENE600,000
    2-NITROPROPANE440,000
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE400,000
    BENZIDINE360,000
    4,4'-METHYLENEDIANILINE260,000
    HEXACHLOROETHANE240,000
    ATRAZINE240,000
    CHLORDANE240,000
    BENZOIC TRICHLORIDE230,000
    FORMALDEHYDE200,000
    EPICHLOROHYDRIN180,000
    ACETALDEHYDE130,000
    QUINTOZENE120,000
    1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE110,000
    1,2-DICHLOROPROPANE89,000
    1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANE86,000
    1,1,2,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE79,000
    PROPYLENE OXIDE78,000
    2,4-DIAMINOTOLUENE77,000
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE76,000
    1,2-DIBROMOETHANE71,000
    QUINOLINE61,000
    HYDRAZINE45,000
    DIETHYL SULFATE27,000
    1,1-DICHLOROETHANE23,000
    HEXACHLORO-1,3-BUTADIENE23,000
    CHLOROMETHYL METHYL ETHER16,000
    HYDROQUINONE15,000
    1,4-DIOXANE15,000
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER14,000
    DICHLOROBENZENE (MIXED ISOMERS)11,000
    DICHLOROBROMOMETHANE11,000
    TRIALLATE10,000
    SIMAZINE9,400
    HEPTACHLOR9,100
    ETHYL ACRYLATE8,800
    BIS(2-CHLOROETHYL) ETHER8,200
    BENZYL CHLORIDE8,000
    1,1,1,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE7,900
    1,1-DIMETHYL HYDRAZINE7,800
    PENTACHLOROPHENOL7,800
    CHLOROETHANE5,300
    THIOUREA3,600
    1,2,4-TRICHLOROBENZENE3,500
    CAMPHECHLOR3,200
    TRIFLURALIN3,100
    1,3-DICHLOROPROPENE (MIXED ISOMERS)2,900
    2,4-D2,200
    ANILINE1,700
    CATECHOL1,500
    BIFENTHRIN1,500
    2,6-DINITROTOLUENE1,200
    O-TOLUIDINE1,200
    ALLYL CHLORIDE960
    2,4-DINITROTOLUENE900
    DIURON850
    1,3-DICHLOROBENZENE820
    PERMETHRIN780
    DICOFOL650
    GAMMA-LINDANE610
    TRIBROMOMETHANE530
    METHYL HYDRAZINE500
    BIS(2-CHLORO-1-METHYLETHYL) ETHER470
    TRANS-1,3-DICHLOROPROPENE450
    ACEPHATE370
    ACETAMIDE360
    DICHLORVOS270
    CYANAZINE190
    P-CHLOROANILINE190
    ETHYLENE THIOUREA140
    LINURON140
    3,3'-DICHLOROBENZIDINE140
    MALATHION110
    O-ANISIDINE95
    CHLOROTHALONIL92
    2,4,6-TRICHLOROPHENOL85
    SAFROLE75
    BROMOXYNIL23
    ETHOPROP21
    S,S,S-TRIBUTYLTRITHIOPHOSPHATE17
    1,2-DIPHENYLHYDRAZINE17
    CAPTAN8
    PRONAMIDE6
    STYRENE OXIDE3
    CARBARYL1
    FOLPET1
    PROPOXUR1
    N-NITROSODIPHENYLAMINE0
    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.