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.

Arizona

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    2014: 57.8%
    2012: 57.8%
    2006: 56.1%
    2000: 55.5%
    1992: 49.9%
  • 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 Arizona, click here.
  • To see an updated list of Arizona professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.

Arizona’S FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • The State of Arizona does not mandate fluoridation.  Local governments control fluoridation policy in AZ.  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.

Of special interest:

Pure Wafer Inc., headquartered in Swansea, South Wales, prepares reclaimed silicon test wafers for the semiconductor industry at a facility in Prescott, Arizona. In September 2013 they sued the city regarding a difference of interpretation over the amount of fluoride they discharge into the city’s wastewater treatment system. “Pure Wafer’s lawsuit maintains that the company (formerly Exsil, Inc.) entered a ‘bargain’ with the city in 1997 under which the company would build a $45 million silicon wafer reclamation facility that would employ as many as 100 people… ‘Under that bargain Pure Wafer and the city understood, expected and agreed that Pure Wafer would be discharging into the city’s sewer system each day up to 195,000 gallons of effluent which would contain fluoride of up to 100 milligrams per liter,’ the lawsuit states (The Daily Courier, 11-18-14).” See all press reports

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

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    2005. The Oral Health of Arizona’s Children. Current status, trends, and disparities. Arizona Department of Health Services – Office of Oral Health. November.
    — Dental fluorosis mentioned once on page 18: “Consistent with recommendations developed by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, each tooth surface was scored for decay, restorations, sealants, fluorosis, trauma, premature loss, and eruption status. Additional information was gathered to determine treatment urgency and referral needs.” However, no statistics were given on dental fluorosis even though “More than 13,000 children received dental screenings.” and “each tooth surface was scored for decay, restorations, sealants, fluorosis, trauma, premature loss, and eruption status…”

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Arizona:

If you live in AZ and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Laurie LeDuc, FAN’s Arizona state coordinator.

ARIZONA COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Population(as of July 2012) Date
Page 7,252 November 7, 2006
Flagstaff 65,914 November 7, 2001

ARIZONA WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Size Fluoride Level (ppm)
Ajo Improv Co Pima 1,785 2.0
Ajo Improv Co-PD Plant Pima 500 2.0
Ajo-AZ WTR Co Pima 2,200 2.0
Aquila Maricopa 650 1.5
AZ Water Co-White Tank Maricopa 1,400 1.5
Barrows Rental Park Cochise 100 2.8
Bouse La Paz 250 3.0
Choulic Pima 80 1.8
Cockleburr Pima 127 3.3
Dateland Yuma 120 7.4
Davis-Monthan AFB Pima 8,900 1.6
Duncan Greenlee 962 1.6
Garden City Maricopa 200 3.6
Gila Bend Maricopa 2,200 2.8
Hard Rock Well #4-525 Navajo 50 2.6
Havasu Water Co Mohave 1,600 1.6
Hayden Gila 870 1.5
Imperial Oasis Inc Yuma 512 3.2
Iron Springs Yavapai 75 2.0
Jack Rabbit Pinal 28 1.8
K & V WTR Co Pinal 1,000 2.4
Lemon Tree Tr Ct Yuma 310 1.6
Mammoth Pinal 2,110 1.5
Maricopa MTNWTR Co North Pinal 225 3.8
Menager’s Dam Pima 199 2.5
Mohawk Wtr Co Pinal 476 3.1
Morenci Greenlee 4,100 2.7
Mountain View Wtr Co Apache 150 2.5
New Fields Pima 43 2.2
Nogales Water Dept Santa Cruz 15,750 2.2
North Komelik Pinal 99 2.1
Out West Mobile Village Pinal 125 1.7
Palo Verde Stands/San Luis Pima 61 1.7
Pia Oik Pima 36 6.4
Pinon Navajo 120 2.5
Ppisinemo Pima 381 3.1
Red River Pinal 100 2.1
Rocky Lake WC Graham 700 1.5
San Manuel Pinal 4,800 2.4
San Miguel Pima 87 1.7
San Simon Cochise 360 4.0
Santa Cruz Pima 54 2.7
St. David Water Assn Cochise 1,200 1.9
San Juan Wtr Co Cochise 200 2.1
Tacna Yuma 420 3.0
Thumb Butte Wtr Assn Mohave 1,190 3.5
Tombstone Cochise 1,800 1.6
US Army-YPG Main Post Yuma 1,500 2.0
Wearwater Util Co Maricopa 550 1.5
White Horsepass Pinal 32 1.7
Why Util Co Pima 200 3.0
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

Fluoride Pollution Sources in Arizona:

In 2008, Arizona ranked #26 out of 48 states for Hydrogen fluoride releases (707,163 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.

Toxic Release Inventory for Hydrogen Fluoride
(in pounds)

Rank = compared to all 790 facilities in the U.S. for release of HF in 2014

Rank
for 2014
Facility 2014
All
Releases
2013
All Releases
2012
All Releases
142 ARIZONA ELECTRIC POWER COOPERATIVE INC.3525 N HWY 191 S, COCHISE ARIZONA 85606 (COCHISE)  43,466  34,075  15,310
 248 SALT RIVER PROJECT NAVAJO GENERATING STATION.5 MI E OF PAGE ON HWY 98, PAGE ARIZONA 86040 (COCONINO) 19,865  19,423  17,910
IRVINGTON GENERATING STATION.3950 E IRVINGTON RD, TUCSON ARIZONA 85714 (PIMA) 29,754  –
266 CHOLLA POWER PLANT.4801 FRONTAGE RD, JOSEPH CITY ARIZONA 86032 (NAVAJO) 17,000 27,00 29,325
283 SPRINGERVILLE GENERATING STATION.12 MILES N 12 MILES E, SPRINGERVILLE ARIZONA 85938 (APACHE) 14,405 74,396 62,940
314 INTEL CORP.4500 S DOBSON RD MAIL STOP: OC4-005, CHANDLER ARIZONA 85248 (MARICOPA) 11,005 1,105 1,525
318 CORONADO GENERATING STATION.7 MI NE OF ST JOHN’S AZ OFF HWY 191, SAINT JOHNS ARIZONA 85936 (APACHE) 10,922  22,978  17,532
395 FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR – CHANDLER.1300 N ALMA SCHOOL RD CH404, CHANDLER ARIZONA 85224 (MARICOPA) 4,459  4,886 4,626
465 MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC.1200 S 52ND ST, TEMPE ARIZONA 85281 (MARICOPA) 1,774  2,116 2,782
483 SUMCO SOUTHWEST CORP.19801 N TATUM BLVD, PHOENIX ARIZONA 85050 (MARICOPA  1,344 1,185 1,060
CATALYST PAPER (SNOWFLAKE) INC.HWY 277 SPUR, SNOWFLAKE ARIZONA 85937 (NAVAJO) 747
534 QUANTUMCLEAN.3925 E WATKINS ST SUITE 100, PHOENIX ARIZONA 85034 (MARICOPA)  554  413  585
572 INTERNATIONAL RECTIFIER EPI SERVICES.550 W JUANITA AVE, MESA ARIZONA 85210 (MARICOPA) 278  181 223
 604 HONEYWELL ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS LLC.6760 W CHICAGO ST, CHANDLER ARIZONA 85226 (MARICOPA) 177 55  4
 648 FUJIFILM ELECTRONIC MATERIALS USA INC.6550 S MOUNTAIN RD, MESA ARIZONA 85212 (MARICOPA) 75 109 15
 673 REXAM BEVERAGE CAN CO RE: PHOENIX FACILITY.211 N 51AVE, PHOENIX ARIZONA 85043 (MARICOPA) 21  10  –
 700 COLUMBUS CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES INC.4034 W WASHINGTON AVE, PHOENIX ARIZONA 85009 (MARICOPA) 8 8  8
ARIZONA TOTAL: 125,352  217,695  154,593

Toxic Release Inventory for Hydrogen Fluoride
2008

2008 Releases
(in pounds)
Type of Industry Name of Industry
400,000 Coal-fired power plant CHOLLA POWER PLANT. 4801 FRONTAGE RD, JOSEPH CITY, Arizona 86032 (NAVAJO)
67,006 Coal-fired power plant CORONADO GENERATING STATION. 7 MI NE OF ST JOHN’S AZ OFF HWY 191, SAINT JOHNS, Arizona 85936 (APACHE)
63,249 Coal-fired power plant SALT RIVER PROJECT NAVAJO GENERATING STATION. 5 MI E OF PAGE ON HWY 98, PAGE, Arizona 86040 (COCONINO)
60,203 Coal-fired power plant SPRINGERVILLE GENERATING STATION. 12 MILES N 12 MILES E, SPRINGERVILLE, Arizona 85938 (APACHE)
56,883 Coal-fired power plant IRVINGTON GENERATING STATION. 3950 E IRVINGTON RD, TUCSON, Arizona 85714 (PIMA)
40,972 Coal-fired power plant ARIZONA ELECTRIC POWER COOPERATIVE INC. 3525 N HWY 191 S, COCHISE, Arizona 85606 (COCHISE)
4,891 Computers/Electronics MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC. 1200 S 52ND ST, TEMPE, Arizona 85281 (MARICOPA)
3,365 Computers/Electronics STMICROELECTRONICS. 1000 E BELL RD, PHOENIX, Arizona 85022 (MARICOPA)
2,460 Computers/Electronics FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR – CHANDLER. 1300 N ALMA SCHOOL RD CH335, CHANDLER, Arizona 85224 (MARICOPA)
2,247 Computers/Electronics ON SEMICONDUCTOR SCI LLC. 5005 E MCDOWELL RD, PHOENIX, Arizona 85008 (MARICOPA)
1,352 Computers/Electronics SUMCO SOUTHWEST CORP. 19801 N TATUM BLVD, PHOENIX, Arizona 85050 (MARICOPA)
1,265 Computers/Electronics INTEL CORP. 4500 S DOBSON RD MAIL STOP: OC4-105, CHANDLER, Arizona 85248 (MARICOPA)
 1,209 Paper CATALYST PAPER (SNOWFLAKE) INC. HWY 277 SPUR, SNOWFLAKE, Arizona 85937 (NAVAJO)
1,024 Computers/Electronics MICROSEMI CORP. 8700 E THOMAS RD, SCOTTSDALE, Arizona 85251 (MARICOPA)
549 Computers/Electronics INTERNATIONAL RECTIFIER EPI SERVICES. 550 W JUANITA AVE, MESA, Arizona 85210 (MARICOPA)
500 Fabricated Metals APPLIED MATERIALS INC. 3925 E WATKINS ST SUITE 100, PHOENIX, Arizona 85034 (MARICOPA)
260 Chemicals COLUMBUS CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES INC. 4034 W WASHINGTON AVE, PHOENIX, Arizona 85009 (MARICOPA)
247 Computers/Electronics INTEL – MAIN CHANDLER CAMPUS. 5000 W CHANDLER BLVD, CHANDLER, Arizona 85226 (MARICOPA)
77 Chemicals FUJIFILM ELECTRONIC MATERIALS USA INC. 6550 S MOUNTAIN RD, MESA, Arizona 85212 (MARICOPA)
10 Fabricated Metals CHEMRESEARCH CO INC. 1130 W HILTON AVE, PHOENIX, Arizona 85007 (MARICOPA)
8 Fabricated Metals REXAM BEVERAGE CAN CO PHOENIX FACILITY. 211 N 51ST AVE, PHOENIX, Arizona 85043 (MARICOPA)
5 Chemicals HONEYWELL ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS LLC. 6760 W CHICAGO ST, CHANDLER, Arizona 85226 (MARICOPA)

 

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