WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:
- PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
- To see if your town is fluoridated, click here.
- Wisconsin Public Water Supply Fluoridation Census – 2013
- Effective February 1, 2013 the Department of Health Services recommended optimal level of fluoride for Wisconsin Public Water Systems is 0.70 mg/L. Reference
- See 2014 report, Fluoridation of Public Drinking Water, by Public Health Madison & Dane County, June 4.
WATER FLUORIDATION ACCIDENTS:
- FEBRUARY 1992 — Rice Lake: Residents vomiting. Centers for Disease Control state that 150 water consumers potentially at risk. A pump feed thought to have lasted for two days leads to fluoride levels as high as 20 ppm. The Wisconsin State Dental Director states, “To be harmful, exposure would have to have been about 225 ppm.” This statement is incorrect, as serious adverse symptoms have been reported as low as 50 ppm, and death has occurred at 150 ppm. (SOURCE: Carton 1994)
- OCTOBER 1990 — Westby: Fluoride levels reach as high as 150 ppm after fluoridation malfunction. Four families suffer a week of diarrhea, upset stomach and burning throats. The water utility supervisor estimates the fluoride level to be ten times normal since it had burned his mouth. The elevated fluoride levels corrode the copper off the pipes in area homes, producing copper concentrations 70 times higher than the EPA recommended limit. (SOURCE: Carton 1994)
- To see the latest news on fluoride developments in Wisconsin, click here.
- To see an updated list of Wisconsin’s professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.
- Report, Fluoridation of Public Drinking Water, by Public Health Madison & Dane County, June 4, 2014. The report included two arguments against fluoridation: “Opponents of water fluoridation of community water supplies cite two major issues to question the effectiveness of the program; a comparable reduction in dental caries in non-fluoridated communities and the improved availability of fluoride-containing products make the treatment of community drinking water unnecessary,” …
Wisconsin’s FLUORIDATION LAW:
- The State of Wisconsin does not mandate fluoridation. Local governments control fluoridation policy in WI. City councils can begin or discontinue fluoridation at their discretion, or by a referendum vote. To learn more about WI’s fluoridation ordinances, click here.
DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:
- 2011-2012 – EAU CLAIRE THIRD GRADE SURVEY RESULTS
- 2012 – The Health of Dane County. The Oral Health Crisis. Produced by the Public Health Madison & Dane County and the Oral Health Coalition of Dane County. May. No mention of dental fluorosis.
- 2013 – Healthy Smiles / Healthy Growth. Wisconsin’s Third Grade Students. By Olson M, Chaffin J, Chudy N, Yang A. The publication was made possible in part by funding from two grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Division of Oral Health, Cooperative Agreement DP08-802 and the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Cooperative Agreement 5U58DP001494-05. No mention of dental fluorosis.
- 2013b – Wisconsin’s Roadmap to Improving Oral Health 2013-2018. Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition. This publication was made possible in part by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, Cooperative Agreement DP08-802. No mention of dental fluorosis.
FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Wisconsin:
If you live in WI and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Brenda Staudenmaier, FAN’s campaign coordinator.
Wisconsin COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:
|Saukville, Wisconsin||4,500||April 13, 2016|
|Montello, Wisconsin||1,500||February 2015|
|Shell Lake, Wisconsin||1,400||September 2014|
|Balsam Lake, Wisconsin||1,000||February 4, 2013|
|St. Croix Falls||2126||February 2013|
|Balsam Lake||1,000||February 4, 2013|
|Grantsburg||1,300||December 12, 2011|
|Holmen||6,200||April 27, 2011|
(Decision reversed in 2010)
|2,800||November 30, 2009|
|Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
(for the 2nd time)
|13,661||February 17, 2009|
|Prairie du Chien||5,900||November 4, 2008|
|Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
(Rejected again in 2009)
(as of 2011)
(as of 2011)
|November 7, 2000|
|Village of Orfordville||1,441
(ad of 2011)
|December 9, 1996|
(as of 2011)
|November 6, 1996|
(as of 2011)
|October 17, 1992|
WISCONSIN WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:
|Water Systems||County||Population||Fluoride (ppm)|
|Bailey’s Harbor Yacht Club||Door||25||1.8|
|Kenosha Mobile Courts||Kenosha||250||1.7|
|Rustic Acres MHP||Oconto||111||1.6|
|Schoenike MHP # 1||Shawano||68||1.6|
|Schoenike MHP # 2||Shawano||100||1.6|
|Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.|
FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN WISCONSIN:
In 2008, Wisconsin ranked #17 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (1,242,523 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.
|Total HF Releases||Type of Industry||Name of Industry|
|250,000||Coal-fired power plant||PLEASANT PRAIRIE POWER PLANT. 8000 95TH ST, PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wisconsin 53158 (KENOSHA)|
|203,370||Coal-fired power plant||COLUMBIA ENERGY CENTER. W8375 MURRAY RD, PARDEEVILLE, Wisconsin 53954 (COLUMBIA)|
|160,000||Coal-fired power plant||OAK CREEK POWER PLANT. 11060 S CHICAGO RD, OAK CREEK, Wisconsin 53154 (MILWAUKEE)|
|150,000||Coal-fired power plant||VALLEY POWER PLANT. 1035 W CANAL ST, MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin 53233 (MILWAUKEE)|
|116,870||Primary Metals||PLYMOUTH TUBE – EAST TROY PLANT. 2061 YOUNG ST, EAST TROY, Wisconsin 53120 (WALWORTH)|
|109,518||Coal-fired power plant||EDGEWATER GENERATING STATION. 3739 LAKESHORE DR, SHEBOYGAN, Wisconsin 53081 (SHEBOYGAN)|
|95,000||Coal-fired power plant||DAIRYLAND POWER COOPERATIVE-ALMA SITE. 500 OLD STH 35, ALMA, Wisconsin 54610 (BUFFALO)|
|90,000||Coal-fired power plant||DAIRYLAND POWER COOPERATIVE – GENOA SITE. S4651 STATE RD 35, GENOA, Wisconsin 54632 (VERNON)|
|48,000||Coal-fired power plant||WESTON POWER PLANT. 2501 MORRISON AVE, ROTHSCHILD, Wisconsin 54474 (MARATHON)|
|35,000||Paper||GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP. 1919 S BROADWAY, GREEN BAY, Wisconsin 54304 (BROWN)|
|24,319||Coal-fired power plant||NELSON DEWEY GENERATING STATION. 11999 COUNTY RD VV, CASSVILLE, Wisconsin 53806 (GRANT)|
|21,000||Coal-fired power plant||PULLIAM POWER PLANT. 1530 N BYLSBY AVE, GREEN BAY, Wisconsin 54303 (BROWN)|
|10,251||Paper||WAUSAU PAPER SPECIALTY PRODUCTS LLC. 515 W DAVENPORT ST, RHINELANDER, Wisconsin 54501 (ONEIDA)|
|7,368||Fabricated Metals||KOHLER CO. 444 HIGHLAND DR, KOHLER, Wisconsin 53044 (SHEBOYGAN)|
|3,513||Primary Metals||PLYMOUTH TUBE TRENT PLANT. 2056 YOUNG ST, EAST TROY, Wisconsin 53120 (WALWORTH)|
|627||Chemicals||CERAC INC. 407 N 13TH ST, MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin 53233 (MILWAUKEE)|
|618||Primary Metals||FELKER BROTHERS CORP. 1707 E FOURTH ST, MARSHFIELD, Wisconsin 54449 (WOOD)|
|116||Fabricated Metals||BALL METAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER CORP. 8500 W TOWER AVE, MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin 53224 (MILWAUKEE)|
|106||Fabricated Metals||LADISH FORGING LLC. 5481 S PACKARD AVE, CUDAHY, Wisconsin 53110 (MILWAUKEE)|
|72||Fabricated Metals||BALL CONTAINER LLC. 105 E BLACKHAWK DR, FORT ATKINSON, Wisconsin 53538 (JEFFERSON)|
|19||Primary Metals||CHARTER SPECIALTY STEEL. 1795 S HICKORY ST, FOND DU LAC, Wisconsin 54937 (FOND DU LAC)|
|2||Petroleum||MURPHY OIL USA INC. 2407 STINSON AVE, SUPERIOR, Wisconsin 54880 (DOUGLAS)|