Lead Air Releases Trend
This graph shows the 10-year trend in the pounds of lead and lead compounds released to air.
From 2011 to 2020:
- Air releases of lead and lead compounds decreased by 46%. The primary metals and electric utilities industry sectors have driven this decrease.
- The primary metals sector, which includes copper smelting and iron and steel manufacturing, reported the greatest quantities of releases of lead and lead compounds to air.
From 2019 to 2020:
- Air releases of lead and lead compounds decreased by 13%. The largest decreases in air releases of lead and lead compounds were from the primary metals and plastics and rubber products manufacturing sectors.
- In 2020, 37% of air releases of lead were from the primary metals industry sector.
This page was published in March 2022 and uses the 2020 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2021.