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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 


Measurement Period: 2013

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

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Categories: Environment / Air
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 2014

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: 103,549 2010: 86,530 2011: 51,572 2012: 48,111 2013: 50,469


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