Houston, Texas 

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Health in Houston, Texas

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

Houston air quality is 49. (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.

Houston water quality is 37. (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.

Houston Superfund Index is 94. (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 185 physicians per 100,000 population in Houston. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Houston commutes 26 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26 minutes.
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  HEALTHHouston, TexasUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)49.158.4
  Water Quality (100=best)3755
  Superfund Sites (100=best)9486.9
  Physicians per Cap.185210
  Health Cost96.5100
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    Reviews for Houston    347 Reviews
    BIG MISTAKE! - 10/25/2018
    Moving to Houston was the biggest mistake I ever made in my entire life. I cannot emphasize enough how living in that place has drained me mentally. I thought trying... Read More

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    Diverse and friendly town! - 10/24/2018
    Houston is an incredibly diverse city and is HUGE. The things I love about Houston are the people and the food. Disregard these negative reviews about people--I've lived... Read More

    What Houston is all about - 10/21/2018
    I've lived here since 1987, having lived in New York City, Miami Beach, Atlanta and Charlotte with memories of short stays i n Nashua and Rochester ,NY. On the good... Read More
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