Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Is Your Air Pollluted?

My blog "fran", Lindsey, blogged about this site recently and I thought I would pass it on. It is really informative. You type in your zip code and you can see how polluted your area is. Also you can find out who is doing the polluting in your area, list of the chemicals, and the quality of your water. LINKAGE IS HERE!

3 comments:

Mrs. Schmitty said...

OMG, I think I'm going to be sick. Either that or I really need to move!

"J" said...

OH MY GOSH...
Houston is GROSS!!!


Toxic Chemicals Released by Factories, Power Plants and Other Industrial Companies

In 2002, this county ranked among the dirtiest/worst 10% of all counties in the U.S. in terms of total environmental releases.
See how your county stacks up against all others in the U.S.
Get a list of:
the top polluters in your county
the top chemicals released in your county
Learn more about pollution from industrial facilities in your community.


Lead Hazards
1 percent of houses in HARRIS County have a high risk of lead hazards.

See how your county stacks up against all others in the U.S.


Worst Toxic Waste Sites (Superfund Sites)
In 2004, this county ranked among the dirtier 30% of all counties in the U.S. in terms of the number of designated Superfund sites.
2 Superfund sites in HARRIS County caused contamination of drinking water sources
See what Superfund sites are in your community.




Smog and Soot: How Much Air Pollution is Released in Your Community?
In 2003, this county ranked among the dirtiest/worst 10% of all counties in the U.S. in terms of air quality index.
See how your county stacks up against all others in the U.S.
How many days a year is your air healthy?
Get a list of the top polluters contributing to smog and soot in your county.

Air Pollutants That Pose Cancer and Other Health Risks
Based on EPA's most current data, this county ranked among the dirtiest/worst 10% of all counties in the US in terms of an average individual's added cancer risk from hazardous air pollutants.
See how your county stacks up against all others in the U.S.
Find out about the main sources of hazardous air pollution, from diesel buses and trucks to dry cleaners and gas stations.
Learn more about hazardous air pollutants in your community.

Leigh said...

Sorry to ruin both of your day....it makes ya want to live in a plastic bubble, doesn't it?