Yakima, Washington 

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Health in Yakima, Washington

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

Yakima air quality is 40. (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.

Yakima water quality is 53. (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.

Yakima Superfund Index is 80. (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 160 physicians per 100,000 population in Yakima. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Yakima commutes 17.0 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
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    Reviews for Yakima    11 Reviews
    Possible Relocation - 6/10/2016
    I may be relocating to Yakima, WA for a professional position at a local university. I have never lived in this part of the country as I am from the East Coast. I have... Read More

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    High Desert of Yakima Valley - 3/26/2013
    Yakima is situated in the high desert, eastern elevations of the Cascade Mountain Range. Coming from the humid, eastern parts of the country, I was amazed at how... Read More

    Baddddd - 8/28/2011
    Yakima or otherwise crackima, bad place nothing to do and you know what it has a odor of meth in the outside air violence everywhare, law is not right, drinking... Read More


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