Data Source: USEPA National Air Toxics Assessment, 2005
Acetaldehyde is a carcinogen that damages our DNA and thus can be dangerous in large quantities. It can be found in the air indoors, outdoors, in tobacco smoke, and as a product formed in our bodies after drinking alcohol. While the sources of exposure to acetaldehyde are numerous, it is mostly labeled a carcinogen formed as a result of chronic alcohol consumption. The map above details the Cancer Risk Estimates for each region of the United States.