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PBT Released

This indicator shows the total net pounds of reported PBT (Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals) released.

PBT Released

Comparison: Prior Value 

1736

pounds
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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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?

Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals, such as lead and mercury, can cause harmful effects to the environment and humans alike. However, these data only reflect releases and other waste management activities of chemicals, not whether (or to what degree) the public has been exposed to those chemicals.

PBT Released : Time Series

2009: 9,826 2010: 6,790 2011: 4,596 2012: 4,553 2013: 1,736

pounds

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