WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:
- PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
2018: 92.4% – ranked #11 among the states (100% fluoridated is ranked #1)
- 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 Indiana, click here.
- To see an updated list of Indiana’s professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.
Indiana’s FLUORIDATION LAW:
- The State of Indiana does not mandate fluoridation. Local governments control fluoridation policy in IN. City councils 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:
- 2009. Indiana Strategic Oral Health Initiative (SOHI). Project Report. 2009. Center for Health Policy (09-C43) School of Public and Environmental Affairs Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis; and the Indiana State Department of Health. No mention of dental fluorosis.
- 2013. The Oral Health of Indiana’s Third Grade Children Compared to the General U.S. Third Grade Population. Indiana State Department of Health Data Brief. December. No mention of dental fluorosis.
Naturally Occurring Fluoride in Indiana
According to the state’s Department of Health, (online as of August 14, 2015):
“Many Hoosier water utilities serve water naturally fluoridated at the optimum level, including: Advance, Albany, Albion, Aqua Source-Aboite Township, Aqua Source-North End, Arlington Utilities, Auburn, Avilla, Berne, Bluffton, Brownsburg, Bunker Hill, Butler, Churubusco, Clarks Hill, Columbia City, Danville, Decatur, Dunkirk, Elwood, Fairmount, Farmland, Flowing Wells/Indiana Heights, Fountain City, Francisco, Frankfort, Garrett, Geneva, Glenwood, Goodland, Grabill, Greenfield, Greentown, Hamilton, Hartford City, Huntington, Jamestown, Kingman, Kirklin, L&M Regional Utility, LaFontaine, Lebanon, Lewisville, Lynn, Markle, Mecca, Medaryville, Milltown, Monroeville, Montpelier, Morristown, North Judson, North Manchester, North Salem, Orestes, Orleans, Ossian, Pennville, Pierceton, Pittsboro, Portland, Redkey, Roanoke, Royal Center, Russiaville, St. Joe, Schneider, Sharpsville, Shirley, Sheridan, Silver Lake, Staunton, Summitville, Swayzee, Tipton, Union City, Upland, Van Buren, Walton, Waterloo, West Lebanon, Windfall, and Woodburn. It’s estimated that 100,000 Hoosiers receive optimally fluoridated water from private wells. There’s a good chance that anyone living close to one of the communities listed above, also drinks optimally fluoridated water from their private wells.
Currently, 84 Hoosier public water supplies do not fluoridate. Those that serve more than 900 customers include: Aberdeen-Pate Water Corporation, Akron, Arcadia, Bicknell, Cataract Lake Water Corporation, Cayuga, Crawford County Water Company, Dugger, Eaton, Everton Water Corporation, Farmersburg, Fayette Township Water Corporation, Jennings Water Inc., Jennings Northwest Regional Utility, Jonesboro, Linton, Lyford, Odon, Painted Hills, Paxton, Remington, Rossville, Shelburn, St. Paul, Switz City, Suburban Utilities-El Paco, Tri-Township Water Corporation, Troy, Van Bibber Lake, Waynetown, and West Terre Haute.
FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Indiana:
If you live in IN and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Stuart Cooper, FAN’s campaign coordinator.
Indiana COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:
|North Liberty||1,895||Spring 2012|
|Argos||1,693||June 6, 2012|
|Bourbon||2,000||March 20, 2012|
|Spencer/BPP Water||10,500||September 30, 2011|
INDIANA 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 INDIANA:
In 2008, Indiana ranked #8 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (2,640,939 pounds) into the environment. 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
|Type of Industry||Name of Industry|
|400,000||Coal-fired power plant||AMERICAN ELECTIC POWER ROCKPORT PLANT. 2791 N US HWY 231, ROCKPORT, Indiana 47635 (SPENCER)|
|325,063||Aluminum smelter||ALCOA INC – WARRICK OPERATIONS. HWYS 66 & 61, NEWBURGH, Indiana 47629 (WARRICK)|
|296,241||Coal-fired power plant||STATE LINE ENERGY LLC. 103RD ST & LAKE MICHIGAN, HAMMOND, Indiana 46320 (LAKE)|
|293,730||Coal-fired power plant||CLIFTY CREEK STATION. 1335 CLIFTY HOLLOW RD, MADISON, Indiana 47250 (JEFFERSON)|
|213,669||Coal-fired power plant||NIPSCO RMSCHAHFER GENERATING STATION. 2723 E 1500 N, WHEATFIELD, Indiana 46392 (JASPER)|
|180,000||Coal-fired power plant||AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER TANNERS CREEK PLANT. AEP DR, LAWRENCEBURG, Indiana 47025 (DEARBORN)|
|145,000||Coal-fired power plant||WABASH RIVER GENERATING STATION. 450 BOLTON RD, WEST TERRE HAUTE, Indiana 47885 (VIGO)|
|109,000||Coal-fired power plant||DUKE ENERGY CORP GALLAGHER GENERATING STATION. 30 JACKSON ST, NEW ALBANY, Indiana 47150 (FLOYD)|
|106,000||Coal-fired power plant||DUKE ENERGY CORP CAYUGA GENERATING STATION. 3300 N STATE RT 63, CAYUGA, Indiana 47928 (VERMILLION)|
|102,700||Coal-fired power plant||FRANK E RATTS GENERATING STAT ION. 6825 N BLACKBURN RD, PETERSBURG, Indiana 47567 (PIKE)|
|77,200||Coal-fired power plant||DUKE ENERGY CORP GIBSON GENERATING STATION. 1097 N 950 W, OWENSVILLE, Indiana 47665 (GIBSON)|
|73,252||Coal-fired power plant||NIPSCO MICHIGAN CITY GENERATING STATION. 101 WABASH, MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana 46360 (LA PORTE)|
|66,600||Coal-fired power plant||IPL HARDING STREET STATION. 3700 S HARDING ST, INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana 46217 (MARION)|
|64,140||Coal-fired power plant||IPL EAGLE VALLEY. 4040 BLUE BLUFF RD, MARTINSVILLE, Indiana 46151 (MORGAN)|
|49,450||Coal-fired power plant||MEROM GENERATING STATION. 5500 W OLD HWY 54, SULLIVAN, Indiana 47882 (SULLIVAN)|
|49,250||Coal-fired power plant||IPL PETERSBURG. 6925 N STATE RD 57, PETERSBURG, Indiana 47567 (PIKE)|
|34,346||Primary Metals||OUTOKUMPU STAINLESS INC PLATE PRODUCTS. 549 W SR 38, NEW CASTLE, Indiana 47362 (HENRY)|
|18,000||Coal-fired power plant||SIGECO A B BROWN GENERATING STATION. 8511 WELBORN RD, MOUNT VERNON, Indiana 47620 (POSEY)|
|17,000||Coal-fired power plant||SIGECO F B CULLEY GENERATING STATION. 3711 DARLINGTON RD, NEWBURGH, Indiana 47630 (WARRICK)|
|10,321||Coal-fired power plant||NIPSCO BAILLY GENERATING STATION. 246 BAILLY STATION RD, CHESTERTON, Indiana 46304 (PORTER)|
|3,110||Primary Metals||ALLEGHENY LUDLUM CORP. RT 38 W PO BOX 309, NEW CASTLE, Indiana 47362 (HENRY)|
|2,863||Stone/Clay/Glass||BORAL BRICKS TERRE HAUTE. 5601 E PRICE DR, TERRE HAUTE, Indiana 47802 (VIGO)|
|2,120||Primary Metals||AK STEEL CORP (ROCKPORT WORKS). 6500 N US 231, ROCKPORT, Indiana 47635 (SPENCER)|
|500||Chemicals||WARSAW CHEMICAL CO INC. 390 ARGONNE RD, WARSAW, Indiana 46580 (KOSCIUSKO)|
|500||Computers/Electronics||GM COMPONENTS HOLDINGS LLC KOKOMO OPS. 2100 E LINCOLN RD, KOKOMO, Indiana 46902 (HOWARD)|
|356||Chemicals||CAR CARE PACKAGING LLC. 1910 S STATE AVE, INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana 46203 (MARION)|
|226||Fabricated Metals||BALL METAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER CORP. 501 N SIXTH ST, MONTICELLO, Indiana 47960 (WHITE)|
|135||Primary Metals||HAYNES INTERNATIONAL INC. 2000 W DEFENBAUGH, KOKOMO, Indiana 46902 (HOWARD)|
|132||Primary Metals||LABECA LLC (FERGUSON SITE). 3618 W FERGUSON RD, FORT WAYNE, Indiana 46809 (ALLEN)|
|10||Hazardous Waste/Solvent Recovery||HERITAGE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LLC. 7901 W MORRIS ST, INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana 46231 (MARION)|
|10||Petroleum||COUNTRYMARK REFINERY. 1200 REFINERY RD, MOUNT VERNON, Indiana 47620 (POSEY)|
|5||Chemicals||CIRCLE-PROSCO INC. 401 N GATES DR, BLOOMINGTON, Indiana 47404 (MONROE)|
|5||Fabricated Metals||GKN AEROSPACE MUNCIE INC. 3901 S DELAWARE DR, MUNCIE, Indiana 47302 (DELAWARE)|
|5||Transportation Equipment||UNISON ENGINE COMPONENTS TERRE HAUTE. 333 S 3RD ST, TERRE HAUTE, Indiana 47807 (VIGO)|