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EH-3.2 Data Details

EH-3.2 Reduce the risk of adverse health effects caused by area sources of airborne toxics

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Emissions Inventory (NEI); Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
1,300,000 (2005)
Target-Setting Method
Millions of tons of HAPS released by source category
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

The data source name was changed by EPA from National Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) to National Emissions Inventory (NEI). The TRI tracks the 188 Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) emitted by fixed sources. The NEI combines TRI with other sources to produce estimates of total releases of HAPS from fixed and mobile sources. The list of airborne toxics that pose the greatest threat to public health is updated Annually to reflect new information related to industry airborne emissions and revised assessments of the danger posed by specific substances. To assess progress for this objective, however, the list of airborne toxics monitored will be “frozen” to those included on the 1993 list to ensure comparability of updates during the monitoring period.


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