Fluoride Action Network

Communities that Have Rejected Fluoridation Since 2010

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Compiled by the Fluoride Action Network

Most developed nations, including the vast majority of western Europe, do not fluoridate their drinking water. Cities that do not fluoridate their water include: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Berlin, Copenhagen, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Helsinki, London, Montreal, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Tokyo, Vancouver, Venice, Vienna, and Zurich.

Since health authorities in North America have refused to let go of the fluoridation paradigm, local communities are doing the work for them. Since 2010, over 150 communities have rejected the practice, including large communities like  Calgary, Alberta (pop. 1.3 million), Windsor, Ontario (pop. 279,000), Portland, Oregon (pop. 900,000), Wichita, Kansas (pop. 385,000), and Albuquerque, New Mexico (pop. 500,000), Bucks County, Pennsylvania (385,000), and in 2014, Israel (over 7 million).

As summarized by the New York Times:

“For decades, the issue of fluoridated water remained on the fringes. . . . But as more places, like Fairbanks and parts of Canada, take up the issue in a more measured way, it is shifting away from conspiracy and toward the mainstream. The conclusion among these communities is that with fluoride now so widely available in toothpaste and mouthwash, there is less need to add it to water, which already has naturally occurring fluoride. Putting it in tap water, they say, is an imprecise way of distributing fluoride; how much fluoride a person gets depends on body weight and water consumed.”

Community / Country

Population

Date

Warsaw, Missouri 2,133 August 2015
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 6,224 July 28, 2015
Snowmass, Colorado 2,826 July 17, 2015
Sullivan, Missouri 7,000 May 19, 2015
Palatka, Florida 10,482 May 14, 2015
Waterford City and County, Ireland 113,795 May 14, 2015
Oneida, New York 21,147
Oneida Water District
May 5, 2015
Kingsville, Ontario, Canada 21,400 April 28, 2015
Clarksburg, West Virginia 16,400 April 27, 2015
Carl Junction, MIssouri 7,550 April 8, 2015
Bennington, Vermont 16,000 March 3, 2015
Yoshikawa, Japan 70,000 February 2015
Montello, Wisconsin 1,500 February 2015
Brackenridge Borough, Pennsylvania 3,240 February 2015
Boynton Beach, Florida 71,100 January 2015
Doomadgee, Australia 1,000 January 2015
Cavan County Council, Ireland

* Ireland is a country that has mandatory fluoridation which can only be ended by a vote of the national government. However, councils are taking positions on the issue. “A proposal has been passed by the members of Cavan County Council to ask the executive to write to Irish Water seeking an end to the practice of adding fluoride to public water supplies.”

[* 73,000] January 2015
Galway Council, Ireland

* Ireland is a country that has mandatory fluoridation which can only be ended by a vote of the national government. However, councils are taking positions on the issue. The Galway Council unanimously supported a motion to record “its opposition to the current policy of water fluoridation in Ireland… calls on the Government to organise a national referendum on water fluoridation in the next 18 months, (possibly in tandem with another referendum), which will educate the public thoroughly on both sides of the debate and allow their voice to be heard on this important public health issue..”

[* 75,600] January 26, 2015
Leitrim County Council, Ireland

* Ireland is a country that has mandatory fluoridation which can only be ended by a vote of the national government. However, councils are taking positions on the issue. The Leitrim Council Council unanimously supported a motion to call upon the government “to ban the addition of fluoride to water supplies.”

[* 31,800] January 12, 2015
Wexford County Council, Ireland

* Ireland is a country that has mandatory fluoridation which can only be ended by a vote of the national government. However, councils are taking positions on the issue. The Wexford County Council voted unanimously to ask the government to cease and reverse Ireland’s Health (fluoridation of water) Act of 1960.

[* 150,000] January 12, 2015
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania 5,340 January 7, 2015
Ford City, Pennsylvania 3,000 December 29, 2014
La Prairie, Quebec, Canada 20,000 December 2, 2014
Warwick, Queensland, Australia 13,400 November 26, 2014
Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia 900 November 26, 2014
Allora, Queensland, Australia 5,400 November 26, 2014
Yangan, Queensland, Australia 400 November 26, 2014
Preston, Georgia 400 November 17, 2014
Weston, Georgia 80 November 17, 2014
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada 71,970 November 16, 2014
Sparwood, British Columbia, Canada 3,500 November 16, 2014
Kerry County Council, Ireland

* Ireland is a country that has mandatory fluoridation which can only be ended by a vote of the national government. However, councils are taking positions on the issue. The Kerry County Council voted unanimously to “write to the Government calling for the cessation of public water fluoridation.”

[* 145,500] November 10, 2014
Southampton and parts of Hampshire County, UK 195,000 October 28, 2014
Richmond, Quebec, Canada 3,300 October 20, 2014
Dublin City Council, Ireland

* Ireland is a country that has mandatory fluoridation which can only be ended by a vote of the national government. However, councils are taking positions on the issue. Dublin’s city council “adopted an anti fluoride position and further, will be calling on the Government to end Ireland’s mandatory water fluoridation policy with immediate effect.”

[* 500,000+] October 7, 2014
Shell Lake, Wisconsin 1,400 September 2014
Oliver Springs, Tennessee 3,300 September 4, 2014
ISRAEL
•See FAN Bulletin
7,900,000 August 26, 2014
(Official end date)
Waynesville, Missouri 5,200 August 21, 2014
Rotorua, New Zealand 70,000 July 31, 2014
Montrose, Colorodo 19,000 July 31, 2014
Bucks County, Pennsylvania 385,000 July 1, 2014
Camden, Tennessee 3,620 June 12, 2014
Oberon, New South Wales, Australia 2,500 May 26, 2014
Boyne, Michigan

* On November 4, 2014, the city commissioners voted to resume fluoridation.

[* 3,800] May 19, 2014
Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

* Ireland is a country that has mandatory fluoridation which can only be ended by a vote of the national government. However, councils are taking positions on the issue. Clonakilty Town Council called for an end to fluoridation in 2013. In 2014, “Seven local businesses have all installed reverse osmosis water filtration systems to assure their customers that all food and beverage products prepared on site are fluoride-free… Fluoride-free status is achieved through a minimum of six businesses in a town having reverse osmosis fluoride filtration installed.”

[* 4,721] May 16, 2014
Buffalo, Missouri 3,100 May 12, 2014
Bolton, England 276,790 May 6, 2014
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 76,550 March 11, 2014
Hernando County, Florida 173,422 February 26, 2014
Macroom Town Council, Ireland

* Ireland is a country that has mandatory fluoridation which can only be ended by a vote of the national government. However, councils are taking positions on the issue.

[* 3,600] February 7, 2014
Wellington, Florida 58,679 January 28, 2014
Bantry Town Council, Ireland

* Ireland is a country that has mandatory fluoridation which can only be ended by a vote of the national government. However, councils are taking positions on the issue.

[* 3,300] January 25, 2014
Wood Village, Oregon 4,000 January 20, 2014
Huntsville, Ontario, Canada 19,100 January 2014
Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada 3,500 January 2014
Amherst County, Virginia 33,000
# on municipal water unknown
January 2014
Delta, Colorado 8,860 2014
Olathe, Colorado 1,991 2014
Atwood, Tennessee 930 December 2013
Hoopa Valley (Humboldt County), California 2,633 November 21, 2013
Byron Shire (NSW) Australia 29,000 November 20, 2013
Cotati (Sonoma County), California 7,300 November 12, 2013
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada 58,000 October 21, 2013
Davis, California 66,000 October 1, 2013
Columbia, Tennessee 27,000 September 25, 2013
Woodland, Washington state 5,625 August 19, 2013
Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia 23,000 August 13, 2013
Parkland, Washington 35,800 June 2013
Hamilton, New Zealand 145,600 June 5, 2013
Portland, Oregon 900,000 May 21, 2013
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia 61,700 May 14, 2013
Kenton, Tennessee 1,525 May 8, 2013
Southwest Harbor, Maine 2,000 May 7, 2013
Innisfail, Queensland, Australia 1,075 April 23, 2013
Whitsunday Regional Council, Queensland, Australia 37,000 April 9, 2013
Au Gres, Michigan 890 March 2013
Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia 9,573 March 2013
Tyrone, Pennsylvania 5,500 March 2013
Lebanon, Tennessee 27,710 March 2013
Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia 2,800 February 25, 2013
Olivehurst, California 14,000 February 22, 2013
Plumas Lake, California
(affected by decision of the Olivehurt Public Utility)
6,000 February 22, 2013
Smithville, Missouri 8,500 February 22, 2013
Fraser Coast, Queensland, Australia 102,000 February 21, 2013
Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia (Fraser Coast) February 21, 2013
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia (Fraser Coast) February 21, 2013
Tiaro, Queensland, Australia (Fraser Coast) February 21, 2013
Burdekin, Queensland, Australia 18,192
(2006 estimate)
February 12, 2013
Ayr, Queensland, Australia (Burdekin area) 9,000 February 12, 2013
Home Hill, Queensland, Australia (Burdekin area) 3,050 February 12, 2013
Brandon, Queensland, Australia (Burdekin area) 900 February 12, 2013
Bundaberg region, Queensland, Australia 100,000 February 12, 2013
Bargara, Queensland, Australia (Bundaberg region) 7,000 February 12, 2013
Childers, Queensland, Australia (Bundaberg region) 1,700 February 12, 2013
Gin Gin, Queensland, Australia (Bundaberg region) 2,000 February 12, 2013
St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 2,126 February 2013
Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 1,000 February 4, 2013
Cairns, Queensland, Australia 153,000 January 29, 2013
Mossman, Queensland, Australia (Cairns area) 1,740 January 29, 2013
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia (Cairns area) 3,200 January 29, 2013
Windsor, Ontario, Canada 279,000 January 28, 2013
La Salle, Ontario, Canada (affected by Windsor vote) 29,000 January 28, 2013
Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada (affected by Windsor vote) 24,000 January 28, 2013
Doomadgee Aboriginal Council 1,300 January 2013
Biggenden, Queensland, Australia (North Burnett area) 690 January 2013
Eidsvold, Queensland, Australia (North Burnett area) 630 January 2013
Gayndah, Queensland, Australia (North Burnett area) 1,800 January 2013
Monto, Queensland, Australia (North Burnett area) 1,300 January 2013
Mount Perry, Queensland, Australia (North Burnett area) 500 January 2013
Mundubbera, Queensland, Australia (North Burnett area) 1,050 January 2013
South Burnett, Queensland, Australia 28,191 January 2013
Blackbutt, Queensland, Australia (South Burnett) 1,055 January 2013
Nanango, Queensland, Australia (South Burnett) 3,083 January 2013
Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia (South Burnett) 7,620 January 2013
Wondai, Queensland, Australia (South Burnett) 1,402 January 2013
Murgon, Queensland, Australia (South Burnett) 2,131 January 2013
Pine Island, Florida 13,000 water customers December 11, 2012
Atherton, Queensland, Australia (Tablelands Regional Council) 7,300 December 2012
Mareeba, Queensland, Australia (Tablelands Regional Council) 10,200 December 2012
Kuranda, Queensland, Australia (Tablelands Regional Council) 3,000 December 2012
Malanda, Queensland, Australia (Tablelands Regional Council) 2,100 December 2012
Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada 8,133 December 2012
Milton, Florida 7,000 November 2012
Romulus, New York 400 November 2012
Wichita, Kansas 385,000 November 6, 2012
Harvard, Nebraska 1,000 November 6, 2012
Crescent City, California 14,000 November 6, 2012
Pulaski, New York 2,367 October, 2012
Lake View, Iowa 1,300 October 19, 2012
Cassadaga and Lily Dale, New York 900 October 17, 2012
Waipukurau, New Zealand 4,000 September 28, 2012
Orillia, Ontario, Canada 40,000 July 17, 2012
Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia 1,217 August 9, 2012
Rosetown, Saskatchewan 2,300 July 16, 2012
Santa Fe, New Mexico 68,642 July 11, 2012
Argos, Indiana 1,700 June 6, 2012
Walkerton, Indiana 2,200 Spring 2012
North Liberty, Indiana 2,000 Spring 2012
Lakeville, Indiana 800 Spring 2012
Bassett, Nebraska 600 May 15, 2011
Palisade, Colorado 3,000 May 15, 2012
Pevely, Missouri 6,000 May 1, 2012
Okotoks, Alberta, Canada 25,000 April 23, 2012
Curacao 140,000 April 22, 2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico 500,000 April 11, 2012
West Manheim, Pennsylvania 8,000 April 8, 2012
Bourbon, Indiana 2,000  March 20, 2012
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada 20,000 February 7, 2012
Bolivar, Missouri 11,000 February 7, 2012
Myerstown, Pennsylvania  3,500 January 13, 2012
Hartland Township, Michigan  14,800 December 20, 2011
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada  140,000 December 19, 2011
Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada  20,000 December 12, 2011
Grantsburg, Wisconsin 1,300 December 12, 2011
Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada 3,000 November 19, 2011
Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada 11,200 November 19, 2011
Amesbury, Massachusetts 16,500 November 8, 2011
Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada 33,000 October 31, 2011
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 11,000 October 18, 2011
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada 1,000 October 18, 2011
New Plymouth, New Zealand 50,000 October 13, 2011
Palmer, Alaska 8,400 October 11, 2011
Welsh, Louisiana 3,500 October 4, 2011
Spencer, Indiana /BPP Water 10,500 September 30, 2011
College Station, Texas 100,000 September 22, 2011
Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada 7,000 September 12, 2011
Hohenwald, Tennessee 4,000 September 6, 2011
Pottstown, Pennsylvania 15,500 August 16, 2011
Spring Hill, Tennessee 30,000 August 15, 2011
Taber, Alberta, Canada 6,500 July 20, 2011
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada 5,000 July 4, 2011
Taumarunui, New Zealand 5,000 June 30, 2011
Fairbanks, Alaska 80,000 June 6, 2011
Naples Village, New York 1,070 May 18, 2011
Mount Clemens, Michigan 17,300 May 16, 2011
Holmen, Wisconsin 6,200 April 27, 2011
Lago Vista, Texas 6,500 April 21, 2011
Mechanicsville, Iowa 1,200 April 17, 2011
Marcellus, Michigan 1,100 March 17, 2011
Independence, Virginia 1,000 February 16, 2011
Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1,300,000 February 8, 2011
Yellow Springs, Ohio 3,200 February 7, 2011
Verchères, Québec, Canada 5,240 February 7, 2011
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania 5,500 January 19, 2011
(First announced Feb 4, 2010)
Sparta, North Carolina 2,000 November 15, 2010
Tellico, Tennessee 900 November 4, 2010
Athabasca, Alberta, Canada 2,600 November 1, 2010
Waterloo, St. Jacobs and Elmira, Ontario, Canada 103,000 October 25, 2010
O’Fallon, Missouri 80,000 October 5, 2010
Red Bay, Alabama 5,000 September 15, 2010
Napa, California 78,000 August 17, 2010
Sandpoint, Idaho 7,500 July 24, 2010
Selmer, Tennessee 4,500 June 10, 2010
Kaikohe, New Zealand 4,000 May 17, 2010
Kaitaia, New Zealand 5,500 May 17, 2010
Crete, Nebraska 7,000 May 11, 2010
Dakota City, Nebraska 2,000 May 11, 2010
Franklin County, Nebraska 3,500 May 11, 2010
Norfolk, Nebraska 25,000 May 11, 2010
Wahoo, Nebraska 4,500 May 11, 2010
Gatineau, Québec, Canada 266,000 May 5, 2010

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