Mapping ‘Poisoned Places’ in Texas
To begin exploring how air pollution may affect your community, use NPR’s interactive map of more than 1,000 Texas facilities that have emitted hazardous chemicals into the air. Color-coded dots and scores of one to five are based on an EPA method of assessing potential health risk in airborne toxins. Higher numbers are linked to higher potential risks to human health. Zoom in to your neighborhood by clicking on the map.
Data Source: Environmental Protection Agency; NPR/Center for Public Integrity
Learn more about the data here from NPR’s Poisoned Places: Toxic Air, Neglected Communities project.