Cough, cough

So, continuing on with my random nonsense, here’s a website that will tell you how much pollutants are in your area. Scary.

So, for your reading pleasure:
JEFFERSON COUNTY, TX (FIRST 10 YEARS OF MY LIFE, FAMILY STILL LIVES THERE)
1. In 2001, this county ranked among the dirtiest/worst 10% of all counties in the U.S. in terms of water releases of recognized reproductive toxicants
2. this county ranked among the dirtiest/worst 10% of all counties in the US in terms of noncancer hazards from hazardous air pollutants.
244,593 people in JEFFERSON County face a cancer risk more than 100 times the goal set by the Clean Air Act.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX (NEXT 11 YEARS OF MY LIFE)
1. In 2001, this county ranked among the dirtier 30% of all counties in the U.S. in terms of air releases
2. this county ranked among the dirtiest/worst 10% of all counties in the US in terms of noncancer hazards from hazardous air pollutants.
275,078 people in MONTGOMERY County face a cancer risk more than 100 times the goal set by the Clean Air Act.
3. In 2002, this county ranked among the dirtier 40% of all counties in the U.S. in terms of ozone 1-hour average concentration

BRAZOS COUNTY, TX (College years)
1. In 2001, this county ranked among the cleanest/best 20% of all counties in the U.S. in terms of cancer risk score (air and water releases)
2. this county ranked among the dirtiest/worst 20% of all counties in the US in terms of the number of people living in areas where cancer risk from hazardous air pollutants exceeds 1 in 10,000.
148,530 people in BRAZOS County face a cancer risk more than 100 times the goal set by the Clean Air Act.

WHERE I LIVE NOW:
1. In 2001, this county ranked about the average of all counties in the U.S. in terms of total environmental releases
2. this county ranked among the dirtiest/worst 10% of all counties in the US in terms of the number of people living in areas where cancer risk from hazardous air pollutants exceeds 1 in 10,000.

Is it me, or are all the places I live in the worst 10%?? What’s up with dat?

2 Comments

  1. Drive an SUV? :-P

    Comment by jhawk — 12/19/2003 @ 1:58 pm

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