Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Pollution and me....

I think everyone should do this because it is extremely interesting. Yes, you do have to be a Chicago Tribune online subscriber...but it's free. So really, there is no reason not to. News is good.

My neighborhood in the city is 46.1 times more risky (health risk for industrial pollution) than the average in this nation. It is in the worst 10% of this state and in the worst 5% nationally.

Yummy, yummy air.

Also, in case you are interested, my neighborhood is 87% white, which seems really, really high for the city.

I'd be curious to know what you are...share your numbers!


  1. 1.5% more risky than the rest of the nation; 77.1 percent white. I was actually surprised by that, because this town is pretty homogenous.

  2. My neighborhood is 13.6 times more risky than the rest of the nation and 90% white. I think that is representative of the nice new condos going up around me because I'm definately the minority in my apartment building.

  3. This is interesting. My neighborhood is only 10.2 times more risky. Interesting in that I live, what? A mile or so from you? Also, Kate, how are you surprised at how white your nieghborhood is? As far as the city goes, it's about as white as our mutually shared non-specific hometown.