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Health in Los Angeles, California

Health is ranked on a scale of 1 (worst) to 100 (best).

Los Angeles air quality is 36. (The US average is 58.)
This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

Los Angeles water quality is 52. (The US average is 55.)
Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Los Angeles Superfund Index is 95. (The US average is 87.)
The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.


QUICK FACTS
- There are 211 physicians per 100,000 population in Los Angeles. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Los Angeles commutes 43 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26 minutes.
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  HEALTHLos Angeles, CaliforniaUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)35.558.4
  Water Quality (100=best)5255
  Superfund Sites (100=best)9586.9
  Physicians per Cap.211210
  Health Cost93.3100
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    Reviews for Los Angeles    226 Reviews
    Not for everyone - 11/4/2018
    This review is about SoCal in general. This is not a dream place! I grew up in the bay area in the 80s. The bay area changed too much so I moved to SoCal. At first it... Read More

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    40 years ago maybe.. - 9/24/2018
    A tangle of squabbling 3rd world minorities, along with a healthy helping of hoards and hoards of homeless, crumbling infrastructure, parched landscapes, along with... Read More

    The Grand Illusion. - 8/8/2018
    I was born in Carson California, grew up in Torrance, and Lived in and out (no pun intended) of Los Angeles. Moved away in 09/10. If you're thinking of moving to that... Read More


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