St. Helens, Oregon 

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Health in St. Helens, Oregon

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.


PHYSICIANS PER CAPITA

There are 30 physicians per 100,000 population in St. Helens. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the St. Helens area is 83.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

83.7 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the St. Helens area is 52 (100=best). The US average is 55.

52 / 100

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.


SUPERFUND INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the St. Helens area is 88 (100=best). The US average is 87.

88 / 100

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
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in St. Helens commutes 32.9 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

AIR QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the St. Helens area is 52 (100=best). The US average is 58.

52 / 100

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.

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    Reviews for St. Helens    3 Reviews
    Not a good place to live - 9/23/2013
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    LIVING IN GOD'S COUNTRY - 4/23/2010
    I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR 2 YEARS NOW,COMING HERE FROM THE MID-WEST,AND I AM HERE TO STAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE AND EVEN INTO THE HEREAFTER. THE BEAUTY OF THE PACIFIC... Read More

    Weather - 3/4/2008
    As a transplant from California, I was suprised at first with the moderate weather as I had been told how wet and dreary the Portland area was in comparison. Yes it... Read More


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