Risk Communication Table

Risk

Cancer Deaths Annually

Other Effects

Cleanup Cost Annually

Global Warming

0

Potential GLobal Catastrophe

1.2 billion

Ozone Layer Depletion

100-500

Plant and plankton damage

0

Radon(in the home)

5000-20,000

None

100 million

Contaminated Drinking Water

400 -1000

Lead Poisoning

3.6 billion

Pesticide Residues

300 - 6,000

neurological problems

1.0 billion

Hazardous Waste Sites/Underground Storage Tanks

0-500

Ground Water Contamination

9.3 billion

Acid Rain

0

Damage to streams and forests

0

Asbestos (in schools/offices)

0 -30

Respiratory Problems

3 billion

Smoking

120,000

heart disease, strokes, emphysema

Unknown

Fatty Diet

180,000

heart disease

Unknown