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Health in Washington

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

Washington air quality is 48. (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.

Washington water quality is 48. (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.

Washington Superfund Index is 83. (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 212 physicians per 100,000 population in Washington. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Washington commutes 27.1 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
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    Reviews for Washington    86 Reviews
    It has it's good and bad - 12/4/2017
    I've lived in Washington, New York and Arizona. I enjoy Washington overall but there are some problems with the state for me that irritate me. It's varied with its... Read More

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    Are there any AFFORDABLE places to live in Washing - 7/13/2016
    I have been looking at the Puget Sound area thinking about retiring there, but it's so cold -- does the Port Angeles/Port Townsend area EVER get above 65?? Housing... Read More

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