Environmental Parish Health Profiles
 
Health Ascension  
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PESTICIDE EXPOSURE, 1999 2003    
United States Louisiana Ascension
Number of Cases not available 944 13
*Parishes with at least 1, but less than 4 cases.
Source: DHH/OPH, Section of Environmental Epidemiology, Health-Related Pesticide Incident Report Program Reports (HRPIR).
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY (TRI)    
reported in pounds      
United States Louisiana Ascension
On and Off Site Disposal, 2002 4,339,353,557 121,163,358 23,378,291
Source: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, 2002, Louisiana Environmental Inventory Report April 2004,
http://www.deq.louisiana.gov, <key words: Info for citizens, Toxic Release Inventory>.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Trends Report, 2000 Core Chemicals, All Industries, Release Year 2003, data
set frozen on December 28, 2004 and released to the public May 11, 2005,
http://www.epa.gov/triexplorer/trends.htm.
All Industries, 2000 2002 (2000 Core Chemicals)
2000
Total Air Emissions 1,918,594,569 70,562,307 17,975,016
Surface Water Discharges 267,628,380 12,982,782 2,711,033
Underground Injection 270,596,383 51,748,710 6,975,484
Releases to Land 3,364,498,546 14,294,651 10,473
2001
Total Air Emissions 1,653,855,775 58,147,976 13,190,009
Surface Water Discharges 230,981,831 11,745,602 2,985,171
Underground Injection 209,176,390 37,217,860 6,171,753
Releases to Land 2,580,922,497 15,143,955 11,618
2002
Total Air Emissions 1,633,117,192 58,271,685 13,934,408
Surface Water Discharges 232,102,736 11,493,423 3,080,350
Underground Injection 216,189,022 32,430,596 6,134,927
Releases to Land 1,781,474,338 17,252,024 132,144
2003
Total Air Emissions 1,585,120,194 54,911,708 10,706,597
Surface Water Discharges 222,488,944 11,265,133 2,774,870
Underground Injection 214,796,486 35,904,030 5,535,737
Releases to Land 1,494,316,581 17,870,783 683
"0" Indicates that either a "0" or a "NA" was reported.
"▪" Indicates that the total annual amount reported was less than 500 pounds, and facility does not manufacture,
process, or otherwise use more than 1 million pounds. May also indicated element was not required to be
reported for that year.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Trends Report, 2000 Core Chemicals, All Industries, Release Year 2003, data
set frozen on December 28, 2004 and released to the public May 11, 2005,
http://www.epa.gov/triexplorer/trends.htm.
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE EMERGENCY EVENTS SURVEILLANCE
(HSEES), 2001 2003      
United States Louisiana Ascension
# of Events not available 2,241 286
# Events with Victims 48 7
% with Victims 2.1 2.4
# of Victims (including deaths) 135 39
# Deaths 4 0
# of Substances Released 3,481 421
Source: DHH/OPH, Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology, HSEES System Reports.