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Diesel Soot Health Impacts

Diesel & Health in America:
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Chippewa County

The lifetime cancer risk from diesel soot in your community exceeds the risk of all other air toxics tracked by EPA combined.

  • The average lifetime diesel soot cancer risk for a resident of Chippewa County is 1 in 27,516.

  • This risk is 36 times greater than EPA's acceptable cancer level of 1 in a million.

Find out how this risk was calculated; understand how your risk might be higher; an explanation of 1-in-a-million acceptable risk

How the Risk from Diesel Soot in Chippewa County Compares to Other Counties Nationally:

National Rank: 842 of 3,109 counties

73%
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0% 10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%
healthiest Counties[PERCENTILE]unhealthiest Counties

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How the Risk from Diesel Soot in Chippewa County Compares to Other Wisconsin Counties:

Rank Within State: 37 of 72 counties

State map showing cancer risk from diesel soot


Lifetime Cancers per Million People in Chippewa County:

        36
        29
       
  Inhaled
Diesel
Soot
  Other
Inhaled
Toxics
 

How did CATF compare the risk of diesel
particulate to other air toxics?


Diesel Emissions (2005):

Pollutant Annual Tons
per Year
Highway
(on road)
Heavy Equipment
(non road)
NOx 1,076 534 542
PM2.5 69 18 51
PM10 73 20 53
CO 442 177 265
VOC 89 35 54
SO2 88 16 72

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