Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Philadelphia air quality is 39. (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.

Philadelphia water quality is 1. (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.

Philadelphia Superfund Index is 92. (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 243 physicians per 100,000 population in Philadelphia. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Philadelphia commutes 32 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26 minutes.
AIR QUALITY DISEASE RISK

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  HEALTHPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)39.158.4
  Water Quality (100=best)155
  Superfund Sites (100=best)91.586.9
  Physicians per Cap.243210
  Health Cost100.8100
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Perfect Four Season Big City if you don't mind.... - 4/1/2018
Urban decay, congestion, high density, crime, and one mess of a highway-road system. The best feature of this big city is the proximity to the Jersey shore which is... Read More

Expensive! - 12/17/2017
The cost of living numbers on here are deceiving. Philly itself is such a large city that the cheap, crime-ridden neighborhoods outweigh the safe, expensive... Read More


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