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.

Vermont

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • 58.7% of Vermont’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.

WATER FLUORIDATION ACCIDENTS:

  • AUGUST 1980 – Accident with school water fluoridation equipment leads to fluoride levels as high as 1,041 ppm and causes an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness, headache, dizziness, and diarrhea at a farmers market. (SOURCE: Vogt 1982)

LATEST NEWS:

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

Vermont’s FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • The State of Vermont does not mandate fluoridation.  Local governments control fluoridation policy in VT.  City councils can begin or discontinue fluoridation at their discretion, or by a referendum vote.  To learn more about VT’s fluoridation laws, click here.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Vermont:

If you live in VT and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Karl Novak, FAN’s Vermont state coordinator.

Vermont COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Population Date
Bradford 788 November 2012
Plainfield
(voted to remove fluoride)
1,333 March 3, 2009
Bennington 15,764 January 8, 2002
Brattleboro 12,005 November 7, 2000

Fluoride Pollution Sources in Vermont:

2008 HF Releases (in pounds) Type of Industry Name of Industry
2,781 Computers/Electronics IBM CORP. 1000 RIVER ST, ESSEX JUNCTION, Vermont 05452 (CHITTENDEN)
342 Transportation Equipment GE AVIATION PLANT 2. 270 WINDCREST RD, NORTH CLARENDON, Vermont 05759 (RUTLAND)

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