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Recognized Carcinogens Released into Air

This indicator shows the quantity (in pounds) of reported and recognized carcinogens released into the air.
The quantity is based on fugitive and point source emissions of 179 recognized U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) carcinogens. Data from all industry sectors subject to reporting under the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program are included. 

Recognized Carcinogens Released into Air

Comparison: Prior Value 

36058

pounds
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Pinal

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Categories: Environment / Air, Health / Environmental & Occupational Health
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
The displayed value may not reflect the most recent revisions submitted by reporting facilities; consult the source for the most current estimates.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2013

Why is this important?

Recognized carcinogens are compounds with strong scientific evidence that they can induce cancer. In industry, there are many potential exposures to carcinogens. Generally, workplace exposures are considered to be at higher levels than public exposures. These data only reflect releases of chemicals, not whether (or to what degree) workers or the public has been exposed to those chemicals.

Recognized Carcinogens Released into Air : Time Series

2009: 12,416 2010: 33,388 2011: 31,816 2012: 36,058

pounds

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