Portsmouth, Virginia 

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Health in Portsmouth, Virginia

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

Portsmouth air quality is 64. (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.

Portsmouth water quality is 40. (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.

Portsmouth Superfund Index is 48. (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 237 physicians per 100,000 population in Portsmouth. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Portsmouth commutes 24.1 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
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    Reviews for Portsmouth    4 Reviews
    answer to question about paper mills - 4/7/2015
    I have lived in Westhaven neighborhood in Portsmouth for 23 yrs. I have never smelled a paper mill in Portsmouth. I grew up in MA about a mile from one, so I know what... Read More

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