Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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Health in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

Pittsburgh 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.

Pittsburgh 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.

Pittsburgh Superfund Index is 93. (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 381 physicians per 100,000 population in Pittsburgh. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Pittsburgh commutes 23 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26 minutes.
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  HEALTHPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)39.258.4
  Water Quality (100=best)5255
  Superfund Sites (100=best)92.886.9
  Physicians per Cap.381210
  Health Cost95.4100
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    Reviews for Pittsburgh    172 Reviews
    Brown - 4/3/2018
    This place has no sun. This winter has been hard. We are in April and Next 2 week forecast is rain, low temps. Of course we could get hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. but... Read More

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    Good and Bad..depends on what you are looking for - 11/28/2017
    Hi, born in Germany, grew up in Queens/Manhattan. Lived in Ohio, Cali, PA, CT, MI and Europe. Have traveled all over the states and the world. Have lived very rural to... Read More

    Pitts—burgh - 11/8/2017
    As a native that has always been in personal conflict with the non tolerant experiences I have lived through and practices of the majority here I can honestly state;... Read More


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