Indicator Profile of Chloroform in Outdoor Air
Why Is This Important?Most of the chloroform in the environment is man-made; it is used to make coolants, as a fumigant for grain, and as a dry cleaning spot remover. Other sources of chloroform emissions include: pharmaceutical manufacturing, cooling towers, the bleaching of pulp at pulp and paper mills with chlorine, bleach used for domestic cleaning and laundry, combustion of gasoline, and air stripping towers.
Low-level exposure to chloroform could result in dizziness, tiredness and headache. Exposure to higher concentrations is suspected to cause liver and kidney tumors. Chloroform is classified as a possible human carcinogen.
Chloroform Concentrations in Outdoor Air, by New Jersey County, NATA 2005
Data NotesData Source: USEPA National-scale Air Toxics Assessment (NATA), 2005 and NJDEP Division of Air Quality
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DefinitionMean of modeled annual average chloroform concentration for census tracts in a county, 2005
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 05/16/12, Published on 05/17/12