WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:
- 82.9% of Alabama’s public water supplies are fluoridated.
- To see if your town is fluoridated, click here.
- To learn when your town was fluoridated, and which fluoridation chemical it uses, click here.
- To see the latest news on fluoride developments in Alabama, click here.
- To see an updated list of Alabama professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.
Alabama’s FLUORIDATION LAW:
- The State of Alabama does not mandate fluoridation, or have any statutes regulating the additive. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is the regulatory agency, which provides monitoring, guidance, technical assistance, and promotion of fluoridation. Local governments control fluoridation policy in AL. City councils can begin or discontinue fluoridation at their discretion, or by a referendum vote. If a community began fluoridation with a referendum vote, then they must also hold a referendum to discontinue the practice. Every community’s fluoridation ordinance is unique. To learn more about these fluoridation ordinances, click here.
DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:
FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN ALABAMA:
If you live in AL and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Stuart Cooper, FAN’s campaign coordinator.
ALABAMA COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:
|Red Bay||3,177||September 15, 2010|
Alabama Water Systems with High Fluoride Levels:
|Water System||County||Population Size||Fluoride Level (ppm)|
|Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.|
Fluoride Pollution Sources in Alabama:
In 2008, Alabama ranked 5th out of 48 states for Hydrogen fluoride emissions (3,180,753 pounds) and was the top emitter of Fluorine emissions (37,994 pounds) into the environment. In 2010, Alabama industries emitted 1,368,29 pounds of Hydrogen Fluoride and 16,354 pounds of Fluorine. The following data comes from EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) for Hydrogen Fluoride and Fluorine releases. “Total releases” includes both water and air pollution. It’s important to note, however, that not all industries or sources that release fluoride into the environment are included in the TRI.
|Type of Industry||Name of Industry|
|260,000||660,000||Coal-fired power plant||GASTON STEAM PLANT. HWY 25, WILSONVILLE, Alabama 35186 (SHELBY)|
|220,000||600,000||Coal-fired power plant||MILLER STEAM PLANT. 4250 PORTER RD, QUINTON, Alabama 35130 (JEFFERSON)|
|170,000||470,000||Coal-fired power plant||BARRY STEAM PLANT. US HWY 43, BUCKS, Alabama 36512 (MOBILE)|
|340,000||460,000||Coal-fired power plant||US TVA COLBERT FOSSIL PLANT. 900 COLBERT STEAM PLANT RD, TUSCUMBIA, Alabama 35674 (COLBERT)|
|61,000||280,000||Coal-fired power plant||US TVA WIDOWS CREEK FOSSIL PLANT. 2800 STEAM PLANT RD, STEVENSON, Alabama 35772 (JACKSON)|
|140,000||200,000||Coal-fired power plant||ALABAMA POWER CO GREENE COUNTY STEAM PLANT. HWY 43 & COUNTY RD 18, FORKLAND, Alabama 36740 (GREENE)|
|NA||113,192||Stone/Clay/Glass||BORAL BRICKS INC – BESSEMER PLANT 6. HOPEWELL RD, BESSEMER, Alabama 35021 (JEFFERSON)|
|47,000||90,000||Coal-fired power plant||GORGAS STEAM PLANT. 460 GORGAS RD, PARRISH, Alabama 35580 (WALKER)|
|59,917||53,960||Stone/Clay/Glass||MONARCH CERAMIC TILE INC. 834 RICKWOOD RD, FLORENCE, Alabama 35630 (LAUDERDALE)|
|45,194||42,272||Chemicals||ASCEND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS LLC – DECATUR PLANT. 1050 CHEMSTRAND AVE, DECATUR, Alabama 35601 (MORGAN)|
|-||40,010||Stone/Clay/Glass||BORAL BRICKS INC PHENIX CITY PLANT 4. 1501 BRICKYARD RD, PHENIX CITY, Alabama 36869 (RUSSELL)|
|-||38,686||Stone/Clay/Glass||BORAL BRICKS INC BESSEMER PLANT 5. VULCAN RD, BESSEMER, Alabama 35022 (JEFFERSON)|
|-||38,000||Coal-fired power plant||GADSDEN STEAM PLANT. 1000 GOODYEAR AVE, GADSDEN, Alabama 35903 (ETOWAH)|
|16,354||37,994||FLUORINE RELEASES||WISE ALLOYS LLC – ALLOYS PLANT. 4805 SECOND ST, MUSCLE SHOALS, Alabama 35661 (COLBERT)|
|-||28,467||Stone/Clay/Glass||DAL-TILE CORP FAYETTE PLANT. 1470 COUNTY RD 21 S, FAYETTE, Alabama 35555 (FAYETTE)|
|-||28,333||Paper||ABITIBIBOWATER INC COOSA PINES OPERATIONS. 17589 PLANT RD, COOSA PINES, Alabama 35044 (TALLADEGA)|
|11,000||27,000||Coal-fired power plant||CHARLES R LOWMAN POWER PLANT. 4392 CARSON RD, LEROY, Alabama 36548 (WASHINGTON)|
|7,800||7,800||Chemicals||PEMCO. 100 PEMCO DR, LEESBURG, Alabama 35983 (CHEROKEE)|
|2,031||Stone/Clay/Glass||JENKINS BRICK MONTGOMERY BRICK PLANT. 1228 N MCDONOUGH ST, MONTGOMERY ALABAMA 36104 (MONTGOMERY)|
|1,743||1,664||Chemicals||MDA MANUFACTURING INC. 905 STATE DOCKS RD, DECATUR, Alabama 35601 (MORGAN)|
|1,000||Iron and Steel Mills||THYSSENKRUPP STAINLESS USA LLC. 1 THYSSENKRUPP DR, CALVERT ALABAMA 36513 (MOBILE)|
|546||547||Chemicals||DAIKIN AMERICA INC. 905 STATE DOCKS RD, DECATUR, Alabama 35601 (MORGAN)|
|784||434||Aluminum Sheet, Plate, and Foil Manufacturing||WISE ALLOYS LLC – ALLOYS PLANT. 4805 SECOND ST, MUSCLE SHOALS, Alabama 35661 (COLBERT)
(See also above under FLUORINE RELEASES)
|155||233||Stone/Clay/Glass||HENRY BRICK CO. 3409 WATER AVE, SELMA, Alabama 36701 (DALLAS)|
|118||151||Primary Metals||MITSUBISHI POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON AMERICAN CORP. 7800 MITSUBISHI LN, THEODORE, Alabama 36582 (MOBILE)|
|4||4||Primary Metals||WAH CHANG ALABAMA. 7400 HWY 20 W, HUNTSVILLE, Alabama 35806 (MADISON)|