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Health in Tennessee

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

Tennessee air quality is 58. (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.

Tennessee water quality is 72. (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.

Tennessee Superfund Index is 88. (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 204 physicians per 100,000 population in Tennessee. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Tennessee commutes 24 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26 minutes.
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  HEALTHTennessee, TennesseeUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)58.358.4
  Water Quality (100=best)7255
  Superfund Sites (100=best)88.386.9
  Physicians per Cap.204210
  Health Cost91.8100
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    Reviews for Tennessee    40 Reviews
    Don't Waste Your Time - 1/29/2016
    Horrible schools, air pollution, lakes are so polluted you can't eat the fish, mean nasty people, low pay, and overall a bad place to chose to live. I have lived here... Read More

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    Humidity in Tennessee - 11/10/2015
    Jodi from St. Michael - did you ever move to TN or elsewhere? I live in SW Florida now and its too hot and humid. Carla from Elk River,... Read More

    I love Tennessee - 7/14/2015
    Rolling hills, beautiful countryside, mountains, lakes, streams, parks and greenways, history, music, and a culture all it's own. Tennesseans simply laugh when referred... Read More


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