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.

Kansas

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • 65.1% of Kansas’ 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.

LATEST NEWS:

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

Kansas’ FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • Kansas Statute Annexed § 19-3521a, gives local communities the authority to fluoridated the public water supply.  The statute provides that if a certain percentage of citizens sign a petition opposing fluoridation, the community must bring the question to a vote in the next election.  To learn more about this law, click here.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Kansas:

If you live in KS and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Deanna Havens, FAN’s campaign coordinator.

Kansas COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Population Date
Wichita 385,000 November 6, 2012
Humboldt 1,940 September 22, 2009
Hutchinson 38,000 November 2, 2004
Harper 1,463
(as of 2011)
May 31, 2001
McPherson 13,182
(as of 2011)
April 3, 2001
Winfield 12,288
(as of 2011)
March 6, 2000
Wichita 385,000
(as of 2011)
October 26, 1999

KANSAS WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Size Fluoride Level (ppm)
Burns Marion 226 2.2
Colby Thomas 5,396 1.6
Dighton Lane 1,361 2.6
Dodge City Ford 21,129 2.4
Goodland Sherman 4,983 1.5
Oldmitz Barton 130 2.0
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN KANSAS:

In 2008, Kansas ranked #31 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (341,332 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 Releases
(in pounds)
Type of Industry Name of Industry
130,000 Coal-fired power plant GREAT PLAINS ENERGYLACYGNE GENERATING STATION. 25166 E 2200 RD, LA CYGNE, Kansas 66040 (LINN)
106,000 Coal-fired power plant JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER. 25905 JEFFREY RD, SAINT MARYS, Kansas 66536 (POTTAWATOMIE)
41,026 Coal-fired power plant RIVERTON GENERATING STATION. HWY 66, RIVERTON, Kansas 66770 (CHEROKEE)
36,000 Coal-fired power plant TECUMSEH ENERGY CENTER. 2ND & DUPONT RD, TECUMSEH, Kansas 66542 (SHAWNEE)
20,000 Coal-fired power plant LAWRENCE ENERGY CENTER. 1250 N 1800 RD, LAWRENCE, Kansas 66044 (DOUGLAS)
4,639 Petroleum FRONTIER EL DORADO REFINING CO. 1401 S DOUGLAS RD, EL DORADO, Kansas 67042 (BUTLER)
1,743 Petroleum COFFEYVILLE RESOURCES REFINING & MARKETING. 400 N LINDEN, COFFEYVILLE, Kansas 67337 (MONTGOMERY)
900 Coal-fired power plant HOLCOMB UNIT 1. 2440 HOLCOMB LN BOX 430, HOLCOMB, Kansas 67851 (FINNEY)
700 Transportation Equipment SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS INC. 3801 S OLIVER, WICHITA, Kansas 67210 (SEDGWICK)
324 Petroleum NATIONAL CO-OP REFINERY ASSOC. 2000 S MAIN ST, MCPHERSON, Kansas 67460 (MCPHERSON)

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