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Toxic Releases from Facilities
The Toxic Releases from Facilities indicator measures the proportion of a neighborhood population in close proximity to industrial facilities that release toxic emissions. Toxic pollution poses health risks to over 100 million people, particularly children, in low- and middle-income countries. In addition, to chemical waste, unwanted electronic e-waste (televisions, computer screens and cell phones) gear is rising in toxic piles. Exposure to these pollutants can cause increased cardiovascular disease, respiratory effects such as asthma, decreased neurological function, cancer and a range of other adverse health effects. Listed under the Environmental Hazards domain, this indicator also impacts the Economic Health, Housing, Natural Areas, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, and Neighborhood Characteristics domains. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides annual emissions data for all major stationary sources of air pollution through the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).