Fluoride Action Network

State Fluoride Database

Read the latest fluoride news from your state; find out if your town is fluoridated, see if any communities have recently rejected fluoridation, learn if your state has a law that mandates fluoridation, and other fluoride-related information.

Florida

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

LATEST NEWS:

  • To see the latest news on fluoride developments in Florida, click here.
  • To see an updated list of Florida professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.

Florida’s FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • The State of Florida does not mandate fluoridation.  Local governments control fluoridation policy in FL.  City councils or County Commissions can begin or discontinue fluoridation at their discretion, or by a referendum vote.  Each community’s fluoridation ordinance is unique.  To learn more about these fluoridation ordinances, click here.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

OF SPECIAL INTEREST:

Report: Radioactivity in foods grown on Florida phosphate lands. Publication No 05-015-038. March 1986.
Prepared by Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc. (Orlando FL) under a grant sponsored by the Florida Institute of Phosphate Research, Bartow, Florida.

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Florida:

If you live in FL and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Kurt & Marcia Irmischer, or Heinz Dinter (Miami Area), FAN’s Florida state coordinators.

Florida COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Population Date
Pine Island 13,000 water customers December 11, 2012
Milton 7,000 November 2012
Pinellas County
* Voted back in on Nov. 27, 2012
October 4, 2011
Martin County 147,495
(as of 2011)
December 19, 2006
Boca Raton 85,329
(as of 2011)
October 25, 1999
Largo 77,723
(as of 2011)
July 15, 1997
Clearwater 107,784
(as of 2011)
July 15, 1997
North Redington Beach 1,418
(as of 2011)
July 15, 1997
Winter Springs 33,468
(as of 2011)
January 10, 1996
Pasco 466,457
(as of 2011)
December 14, 1995
Palm Beach County
* Some communities are fluoridated
October 22, 1991

FLORIDA WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Size Fluoride Level (ppm)
Arcadia De Soto 6,124 1.7
Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa 23,556 1.6
Mexico Beach Bay 1,227 3.6
Panama City Beach Bay 5,470 1.5
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN FLORIDA:

In 2008, Florida ranked #9 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (2,573,891 pounds). The following data comes from EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). “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.

2008 Total Releases
(in pounds)
Type of Industry Name of Industry
748,205 Coal-fired power plant FLORIDA POWER CORP CRYSTAL RIVER ENERGY COMPLEX. 15760 W POWERLINE ST, CRYSTAL RIVER, Florida 34428 (CITRUS)
556,205 Coal-fired power plant SEMINOLE GENERATING STATION. 890 N US HWY 17, PALATKA, Florida 32177 (PUTNAM)
381,000 Industrial Inorganic Chemicals; Phosphatic Fertilizer Manufacturing MOSAIC FERTILIZER LLC – NEW WALES PLANT. 3095 COUNTY RD 640 W, MULBERRY, Florida 33860 (POLK)
240,000 Coal-fired power plant GULF POWER CO – PLANT CRIST. 11999 PATE RD, PENSACOLA, Florida 32514 (ESCAMBIA)
158,000 Coal-fired power plant ST JOHNS RIVER POWER PARK/NORTHSIDE GENERATING STATION. 11201 NEW BERLIN RD, JACKSONVILLE, Florida 32226 (DUVAL)
110,554 Chemicals CF INDUSTRIES INC (PLANT CITY PHOSPHATE COMPLEX). 10608 PAUL BUCHMAN HWY, PLANT CITY, Florida 33565 (HILLSBOROUGH)
110,000 Coal-fired power plant GULF POWER CO PLANT LANSING SMITH. 4300 HWY 2300, SOUTHPORT, Florida 32409 (BAY)
64,400 Chemicals MOSAIC FERTILIZER LLC BARTOW. 3200 HWY 60 W, BARTOW, Florida 33830 (POLK)
58,000 Coal-fired power plant GAINESVILLE REGIONAL UTILITIES DEERHAVEN GENERATING STATION. 10001 NW 13TH ST, GAINESVILLE, Florida 32653 (ALACHUA)
28,970 Fabricated Metals CORE PIPE PRODUCTS INC. 301 BROWN AVE, SANFORD, Florida 32771 (SEMINOLE)
28,500 Paper SMURFIT-STONE CONTAINER ENTERP RISES INC. N 8TH ST, FERNANDINA BEACH, Florida 32034 (NASSAU)
26,820 Chemicals MOSAIC FERTILIZER LLC – RIVERVIEW. 8813 S US HWY 41, RIVERVIEW, Florida 33578 (HILLSBOROUGH)
23,474 Coal-fired power plant TAMPA ELECTRIC CO BIG BEND POWER STATION. 13031 WYANDOTTE RD, APOLLO BEACH, Florida 33572 (HILLSBOROUGH)
16,844 Coal-fired power plant CD MCINTOSH JR POWER PLANT. 3030 E LAKE PARKER DR, LAKELAND, Florida 33805 (POLK)
14,507 Coal-fired power plant INDIANTOWN COGENERATION LP. 13303 SW SILVER FOX LN, INDIANTOWN, Florida 34956 (MARTIN)
2,939 Coal-fired power plant CEDAR BAY GENERATING CO LP. 9640 EASTPORT RD, JACKSONVILLE, Florida 32218 (DUVAL)
2,881 Primary Metals OUTOKUMPU STAINLESS PIPE INC. 1101 N MAIN ST, WILDWOOD, Florida 34785 (SUMTER)
2,180 Computers/Electronics INTERSIL CORP. 1650 ROBERT J CONLAN BLVD, PALM BAY, Florida 32905 (BREVARD)
250 Coal-fired power plant STANTON ENERGY CENTER. 5100 S ALAFAYA TRAIL, ORLANDO, Florida 32831 (ORANGE)
155 Coal-fired power plant TAMPA ELECTRIC CO POLK POWER STATION. 9995 STATE RD 37 S, MULBERRY, Florida 33860 (POLK)
7 Fabricated Metals METAL CONTAINER CORP – JACKSONVILLE CAN PLANT. 1100 N ELLIS RD, JACKSONVILLE, Florida 32254 (DUVAL)

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