Lead Air Releases Trend
This graph shows the trend in the pounds of lead and lead compounds released to air.
From 2007 to 2019:
- Air releases of lead and lead compounds decreased by 64%. The primary metals and electric utilities industry sectors have driven this decrease.
- The primary metals sector, which includes iron and steel manufacturers and smelting operations, reported the greatest quantities of releases of lead and lead compounds to air.
From 2018 to 2019:
- Air releases of lead and lead compounds decreased by 9%. This is largely due to a single facility in the primary metals sector, although air emissions of lead and lead compounds decreased in most sectors.
- In 2019, 41% of air releases of lead were from the primary metals industry sector.
This page was published in January 2021 and uses the 2019 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2020.