Abstract or Description

The Toxics release Inventory (TRI) is a public database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and waste management. Area's with high amounts of toxic releases are often correlated with high cancer prevalence. This map displays the locations and sizes of releases of carcinogenic toxics in the state of Maine in relation to the incidence of respiratory cancer per 100,000 people for each county of Maine.

About the Author

Jack is a junior at Colby College from Silver Spring,MD. He is a biochemistry and environmental health double major interested in public health and bio-medical research. If you have questions for Jack he can be contacted at jdsears@colby.edu

Source Data Note

Toxic release data was gathered from the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Toxic Release Inventory (https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program). Respiratory cancer data for Maine was gathered from the Maine Center for Disease Control website (https://data.mainepublichealth.gov/tracking/home).


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