Table 2: RISK LEVEL OF CHEMICALS*
MEAN HI MED LO DK
Smoking tobacco 6.5 88% 10% 1% 1%
Chewing tobacco 5.9 70% 25% 3% 2%
Second-hand smoke 5.0 44% 46% 9% 1%
Mercury 4.5 35% 43% 18% 4%
Sunlight 4.5 26% 60% 12% 2%
Aflatoxin 4.3 29% 42% 23% 6%
Ethyl alcohol 4.2 25% 52% 19% 4%
Benezene 4.1 24% 44% 22% 10%
Radiation 3.9 23% 46% 27% 4%
PCB's 3.9 21% 47% 27% 5%
Dioxin 3.8 24% 41% 30% 5%
Hormones 3.7 14% 52% 22% 12%
PBDE's 3.7 10% 38% 20% 32%
Enviro. Estrogens 3.6 14% 50% 30% 6%
Formaldehyde 3.6 14% 50% 32% 4%
Acrylamide 3.5 13% 44% 31% 12%
Chlorpyrifos 3.4 10% 35% 27% 28%
EDB 3.3 7% 23% 20% 49%
Phthalates 3.3 11% 45% 34% 10%
PFOA 3.2 5% 31% 23% 41%
Atrazine 3.2 9% 32% 29% 30%
Nanomaterials 3.2 6% 30% 23% 41%
Bisphenol A 3.2 9% 39% 37% 15%
DDT 3.1 14% 36% 45% 5%
Corn syrup 3.0 11% 36% 44% 9%
Chlorine 3.0 7% 43% 42% 8%
Triclosan 2.9 4% 22% 27% 47%
Parabens 2.7 3% 24% 32% 41%
Teflon 2.3 3% 27% 57% 13%
Genetically modified orgs. 2.1 3% 19% 68% 10%
Surcralose 2.0 1% 16% 49% 34%
Saccharine 1.9 2% 18% 74% 6%
*1-7 scale where 1-2 equal low, 3-5 equal moderate, 6-7 equal high