Atlanta, Georgia 

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Health in Atlanta, Georgia

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

Atlanta air quality is 32. (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.

Atlanta water quality is 48. (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.

Atlanta Superfund Index is 91. (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 attentin paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.


QUICK FACTS
- There are 365 physicians per 100,000 population in Atlanta. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Atlanta commutes 25 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26 minutes.
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  HEALTHAtlanta, GeorgiaUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)31.858.4
  Water Quality (100=best)4855
  Superfund Sites (100=best)91.486.9
  Physicians per Cap.365210
  Health Cost102.1100
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    Great city - 8/28/2018
    Great city. I live in Alpharetta. Great and family friendly subdivisions. Low crime rate. Low taxes, great schools, lots of businesses and professionals in the area.... Read More

    No straight roads. - 8/1/2018
    I have had the pleasure of living in 11 different states which now includes GA. These have all been major cities. I have also visited an additional 29 states over the... Read More


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