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Recognized Carcinogens Released into Air

Value: 107964 pounds
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Environment / Air
Health / Environmental & Occupational Health
What is this Indicator?
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. 
Why this is 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.
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.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL of Source:   http://www.epa.gov/
URL of Data:   http://iaspub.epa.gov/triexplorer/tri_release.geography
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2013

Time Series Data

2009: 98,786 2010: 99,415 2011: 98,535 2012: 107,964

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