Status: Baseline only
Reduce the amount of toxic pollutants released into the environment
Baseline: 1,939,245 tons of toxic pollutants were released in 2017
Target: 1,820,156 tons
Data Source: Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), EPA
Some industries use chemicals that can cause cancer and other serious health problems, and some of these chemicals can stay in the environment for a long time. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) tracks the release of certain toxic chemicals into the air or water. Information from the TRI is critical for notifying communities about possible exposure to harmful chemicals, and it can inform regulations and policies to decrease the release of these chemicals.
Workgroup: Environmental Health Workgroup