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.

Michigan

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    201290.2%
    200690.9%
    200090.7%
    199288.5%
  • To see if your town is fluoridated, click here.
  • To learn when your town was fluoridated, and which fluoridation chemical it uses, click here.

WATER FLUORIDATION ACCIDENTS:

  • JULY 1991 — Portage: Approximately 40 children develop abdominal pains, sickness, vomiting and diarrhea at an arts and crafts show at school. One of the city’s fluoride injector pumps failed. Fluoride levels not determined at the time, but later test at 92 ppm. (SOURCE: Carton 1994 | See study discussing this accident)
  • NOVEMBER 1977 – Harbor Springs:  A tree cut down by a contractor falls on power lines controlling the water department’s electrical signal lines… Approximately 189 lbs. of fluoride is accidentally pumped into the city’s water system.. Four people experience nausea or vomiting and weakness. Had it not been an off-season for this resort town more could have been poisoned. (SOURCE: Bevis 1981. Also, Harbor Light, (12/2-8/81); Jrnl. Am. Water Wrks. 72, 238-243, (4/80); Clinical Toxicology, 18 (5) 531-541 (1981)).

LATEST NEWS:

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

Michigan’s MANDATORY FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • The State of Michigan does not mandate fluoridation.  Michigan law § 333.12721 gives only local governing bodies authority over fluoridation.  It prohibits state departments, boards, agencies, or commissions from ordering municipal water fluoridation.  Local governments can begin or discontinue fluoridation at their discretion, by ordinance or by referendum vote.  To learn more about these local fluoride ordinances, click here.

Of Special Interest: Beer made in Fluoridated cities

  • Northern United Brewing Co. has two brewing facilities in Dexter and Traverse City. According to a Nov 27, 2012, newspaper report, “The facility in Dexter has brewed the line of Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales and the facility in Traverse city has brewed the line of North Peak beers. Due to demand exceeding production, Grant said “we’re consolidating both of our production facilities into this new facility.” This facility will be at 2319 Bishop Circle East in Dexter.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Michigan:

If you live in MI and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Stuart Cooper, FAN’s campaign coordinator.

Michigan COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Population Date
Au Gres 890 March 2013
Hartland Township 14,800 December 20, 2011
Mount Clemens 17,300 May 16, 2011
Marcellus 1,100 March 17, 2011

MICHIGAN WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Size Fluoride Level (ppm)
Akron Tuscola 538 1.8
Brown City Sanilac 1,250 1.5
Charmwood Village Apts St Clair 50 1.6
Garden Delta 275 1.5
Lakeside Club Condo Emmet 200 1.7
Locusp Grove Sub St Clair 30 1.8
Manor Farm Subd Lenawee 200 1.5
Milwaukee Creek Coudo St Clair 30 1.8
Oyster Bay Condos Charlevoix 40 1.8
Petoskey ParkApts Emmet 75 1.6
Pineview Apts Genesee 32 1.6
Spring Lake Condos Emmet 50 1.8
Tannery Creek Condo Emmet 50 1.8
UAW Center Cheboygan 400 1.9
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN MICHIGAN:

In 2008, Michigan ranked #11 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (2,344,230 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
550,000 Coal-fired power plant DETROIT EDISON MONROE POWER PLANT. 3500 E FRONT ST, MONROE, Michigan 48161 (MONROE)
320,000 Coal-fired power plant J H CAMPBELL GENERATING PLANT. 17000 CROSWELL ST, WEST OLIVE, Michigan 49460 (OTTAWA)
210,000 Coal-fired power plant PRESQUE ISLE POWER PLANT. 2701 LAKESHORE BLVD, MARQUETTE, Michigan 49855 (MARQUETTE)
207,486 Coal-fired power plant LANSING BOARD OF WATER & LIGHT -ECKERT. 601 ISLAND AVE, LANSING, Michigan 48901 (INGHAM)
170,000 Coal-fired power plant DETROIT EDISON ST CLAIR POWER PLANT. 4901 POINTE DR, EAST CHINA TOWNSHIP, Michigan 48054 (ST CLAIR)
160,000 Coal-fired power plant DETROIT EDISON BELLE RIVER POWER PLANT (PART). 4505 KING RD, CHINA TOWNSHIP, Michigan 48054 (ST CLAIR)
120,000 Coal-fired power plant DETROIT EDISON CO TRENTON CHANNEL POWER PLANT. 4695 W JEFFERSON AVE, TRENTON, Michigan 48183 (WAYNE)
120,000 Coal-fired power plant DE KARN JC WEADOCK GENERATING PLANT. N WEADOCK HWY, ESSEXVILLE, Michigan 48732 (BAY)
120,000 Coal-fired power plant DETROIT EDISON -RIVER ROUGE POWER PLANT. 1 BELANGER PARK DR, RIVER ROUGE, Michigan 48218 (WAYNE)
111,796 Coal-fired power plant LANSING BOARD OF WATER & LIGHT -ERICKSON. 3725 S CANAL RD, LANSING, Michigan 48917 (INGHAM)
81,000 Coal-fired power plant JR WHITING GENERATING PLANT. 4525 E ERIE RD, ERIE, Michigan 48133 (MONROE)
59,000 Coal-fired power plant BC COBB GENERATING PLANT. 151 N CAUSEWAY, MUSKEGON, Michigan 49445 (MUSKEGON)
49,112 Hazardous Waste/Solvent Recovery EQ DETROIT INC. 1923 FREDERICK, DETROIT, Michigan 48211 (WAYNE)
37,566 Coal-fired power plant HOLLAND BPW JAMES DE YOUNG GENERATION STATION. 64 PINE AVE, HOLLAND, Michigan 49423 (OTTAWA)
9,114 Chemicals HENKEL CORP. 23343 SHERWOOD AVE, WARREN, Michigan 48091 (MACOMB)
8,403 Chemicals PHARMACIA & UPJOHN CO LLC A SUBSIDIARY OF PFIZER INC. 7171 PORTAGE RD, KALAMAZOO, Michigan 49001 (KALAMAZOO)
6,013 Chemicals ANDERSON DEVELOPMENT CO. 525 GULF ST, ADRIAN, Michigan 49221 (LENAWEE)
5,453 Transportation Equipment DENSO MANUFACTURING MICHIGAN INC. ONE DENSO RD, BATTLE CREEK, Michigan 49037 (CALHOUN)
1,440 Stone/Clay/Glass HANSON BRICK CORUNNA PLANT. 3820 SERR RD, CORUNNA, Michigan 48817 (SHIAWASSEE)
720 Coal-fired power plant TES FILER CITY STATION. 700 MEE ST, FILER CITY, Michigan 49634 (MANISTEE)
433 Coal-fired power plant GRAND HAVEN BOARD OF LIGHT &POWER JB SIMS GENERATING STATI. 1231 N THIRD ST, GRAND HAVEN, Michigan 49417 (OTTAWA)
318 Fabricated Metals HOWMET CASTINGS – PLANT 4. 555 BENSTON RD, WHITEHALL, Michigan 49461 (MUSKEGON)
250 Transportation Equipment BARNES AEROSPACE – LANSING DIV. 5300 AURELIUS RD, LANSING, Michigan 48911 (INGHAM)
167 Fabricated Metals SYMMETRY MEDICAL INC. JET. 5212 AURELIUS RD, LANSING, Michigan 48911 (INGHAM)
115 Primary Metals HEMLOCK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP. 12334 GEDDES RD, HEMLOCK, Michigan 48626 (SAGINAW)
20 Primary Metals HOWMET CASTINGS – PLANT 5. 1600 S WARNER, WHITEHALL, Michigan 49461 (MUSKEGON)

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