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.

Illinois

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    2014:  98.5%
    201298.5%
    200698.9%
    200093.4%
    199295.2%
  • 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 1993 — Chicago: 3 dialysis patients die and five additional patients suffer allergic reactions after a malfunction in the fluoride filtration systems allows an unspecified level of fluoride to enter into the dialysis units. (SOURCE: Carton 1994 | Chicago Sun Times 1993  | FDA Health Alert)

LATEST NEWS:

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

Illinois’ MANDATORY FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • Illinois law, 415 Ill. Comp. Stat. 40/7a, mandates statewide public water fluoridation in all communities.  Regulations specify adding fluoride to all water supplies when the fluoride concentration is less than 0.7 mg/L.  To learn more about this law, click here.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Illinois:

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

ILLINOIS WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Size Fluoride Level (ppm)
Abingdon WS Knox 4,027 2.4
Aledo WS Mercer 3,880 2.3
Alexis WS Warren 908 1.6
Alpha WS Henry 815 2.0
Altona WS Knox 559 2.5
Biggsville WS Henderson 418 3.8
Bishop Hill WS Henry 175 2.0
Blake Water Corp Knox 160 3.2
Brimfield WS Peoria 895 3.0
Bryant WS Fulton 310 2.9
Buda WS Bureau 700 1.6
Bushnell WS McDonough 3,288 3.6
Camelot Util Inc Will 528 2.0
Campgrove WS Marshall 100 2.4
Chenoa WS McLean 1,743 2.1
Consumer Ill Wtr Co Knox 1,040 2.6
Country Club Est Subd Henry 50 1.9
Edelstein Co-op Peoria 125 2.1
Elmwood WS Peoria 2,195 3.4
Fairview WS Fulton 546 2.6
Farmington WS Fulton 2,700 2.8
Fox Creek Farms WC Peoria 300 1.9
Galva WS Henry 3,200 2.0
Glasford WS Peoria 1,115 2.8
Henderson WS Knox 290 2.8
Hopewell Estates Subd Marshall 350 2.0
Industry WS McDonough 656 3.5
Ipava WS Fulton 483 3.8
Jubilee WC Inc Peoria 88 1.9
Kirkwood WS Warren 1,150 2.8
Knoxville WS Knox 3,200 2.3
La Fayette WS Stark 281 2.4
Little Swan Lake SD Warren 220 3.9
Little York WS Warren 349 2.8
Maple Leaf Est WC Monroe 58 3.8
Mapleton WS Peoria 235 2.5
Maquon WS Knox 331 3.5
Matherville WS Mercer 800 1.5
Minonk WS Woodford 1,982 3.2
Monmouth WS Warren 9,500 2.0
Mound Station WS Brown 37 2.6
Neponset WS Bureau 550 1.8
North Henderson WS Mercer 235 1.9
Odell WS Livingston 1,030 1.8
Oneida WS Knox 750 2.3
Prairie City WS McDonough 497 3.1
Princeville WS Peoria 1,750 2.0
Raritan WS Henderson 146 3.0
Reddick WS Kankakee 208 2.1
Rio WS Knox 235 2.6
Romeoville Will 14,074 1.7
South Wilmington WS Grundy 698 1.5
St. Augustine WS Knox 151 2.1
Standard WS Putnam 277 1.7
Table Grove WS Fulton 500 4.0
Toulon WS Stark 1,390 2.2
Trivoli PWD Peoria 300 3.7
Turnberry Util Inc McHenry 350 2.6
Victoria WS  Knox 350 2.0
Viola WS  Mercer 1,145 1.9
Wadsworth Oaks Subd Lake 200 1.5
Wataga WS Knox 879 2.3
Watuhiyi WW Co Marshall 263 2.0
Wenona WS Marshall 1,045 1.7
Williamsfield WS Knox 571 3.1
Woodhull WS Henry 900 2.1
Wyoming WS Stark 1,614 1.8
Yates City WS Knox 800 2.9
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN ILLINOIS:

In 2008, Illinois ranked #10 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (2,529,867  pounds) into the environment. Illinois industry also released 2,318 pounds of Fluorine emissions. 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 Total Releases
(in pounds)
Type of Industry Name of Industry
375,723 Coal-fired power plant DOMINION KINCAID GENERATION LLC. RTE 104, KINCAID, Illinois 62540 (CHRISTIAN)
358,910 Coal-fired power plant DYNEGY MIDWEST GENERATION INC BALDWIN ENERGY COMPLEX. 10901 BALDWIN RD, BALDWIN, Illinois 62217 (RANDOLPH)
195,355 Coal-fired power plant AMEREN ENERGY GENERATING NEWTON POWER STATION. 6725 N 500TH ST, NEWTON, Illinois 62448 (JASPER)
180,005 Coal-fired power plant EDISON INTERNATIONAL POWERTON GENERATING STATION. 13082 E MANITO RD, PEKIN, Illinois 61554 (TAZEWELL)
163,194 Coal-fired power plant AMEREN ENERGY GENERATING COFFEEN POWER STATION. 134 CIPS LN, COFFEEN, Illinois 62017 (MONTGOMERY)
150,005 Coal-fired power plant JOLIET GENERATING STATION (#9 & #29). 1800 CHANNAHON RD, JOLIET, Illinois 60436 (WILL)
148,051 Coal-fired power plant ELECTRIC ENERGY INC. 2100 PORTLAND RD, JOPPA, Illinois 62953 (MASSAC)
120,005 Coal-fired power plant WILL COUNTY GENERATING STATION. 529 EAST 135TH ST, ROMEOVILLE, Illinois 60446 (WILL)
118,783 Coal-fired power plant AMEREN ENERGY RESOURCES GENERATING CO. 7800 S CILCO LN, BARTONVILLE, Illinois 61607 (PEORIA)
91,152 Coal-fired power plant DYNEGY WOOD RIVER POWER STATION. #1 CHESSEN LN, ALTON, Illinois 62002 (MADISON)
85,350 Coal-fired power plant HAVANA POWER STATION. 15260 N STATE RT 78, HAVANA, Illinois 62644 (MASON)
78,005 Coal-fired power plant WAUKEGAN GENERATING STATION. 401 E GREENWOOD AVE, WAUKEGAN, Illinois 60087 (LAKE)
47,154 Coal-fired power plant HENNEPIN POWER STATION. 13498 E 800TH ST, HENNEPIN, Illinois 61327 (PUTNAM)
46,005 Coal-fired power plant CRAWFORD GENERATING STATION. 3501 S PULASKI, CHICAGO, Illinois 60623 (COOK)
43,473 Coal-fired power plant AMEREN ENERGY GENERATING MEREDOSIA POWER STATION. 800 W WASHINGTON, MEREDOSIA, Illinois 62665 (MORGAN)
39,600 Food CORN PRODUCTS ARGO PLANT. 6400 S ARCHER AVE, BEDFORD PARK, Illinois 60501 (COOK)
36,005 Coal-fired power plant FISK GENERATING STATION. 1111 WCERMAK, CHICAGO, Illinois 60608 (COOK)
32,529 Produces ethanol and corn feed products AVENTINE RENEWABLE ENERGY INC. 1300 S 2ND ST, PEKIN, Illinois 61554 (TAZEWELL)
32,000 Coal-fired power plant SOUTHERN ILLINOIS POWER COOPER ATIVE. 11543 LAKE OF EGYPT RD, MARION, Illinois 62959 (WILLIAMSON)
30,471 Coal-fired power plant VERMILION POWER STATION. 10188 E 2150 N, OAKWOOD, Illinois 61858 (VERMILION)
29,928 Food ADM. 4666 FARIES PKWY, DECATUR, Illinois 62526 (MACON)
24,699 Coal-fired power plant AMEREN ENERGY GENERATING HUTSONVILLE POWER STATION. 15142 E 1900 AVE, HUTSONVILLE, Illinois 62433 (CRAWFORD)
24,200 Coal-fired power plant TUSCOLA GENERATING FACILITY. 625 E US RT 36, TUSCOLA, Illinois 61953 (DOUGLAS)
24,000 Coal-fired power plant CITY WATER LIGHT & POWER CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. 3100 STEVENSON DR, SPRINGFIELD, Illinois 62707 (SANGAMON)
12,763 Fabricated Metals PRECOAT METALS. 25 NORTHGATE INDUSTRIAL DR, GRANITE CITY, Illinois 62040 (MADISON)
12,049 Chemicals HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 2768 N US HWY 45, METROPOLIS, Illinois 62960 (MASSAC)
11,106 Food/Beverages/Tobacco TATE & LYLE DECATUR. 2200 E ELDORADO ST, DECATUR, Illinois 62521 (MACON)
6,317 Coal-fired power plant AMEREN ENERGY RESOURCES GENERATING CO. 17751 N CILCO RD, CANTON, Illinois 61520 (FULTON)
4,160 Chemicals SOLVAY FLUORIDES LLC. 3500 MISSOURI AVE, ALORTON, Illinois 62205 (ST CLAIR)
3,600 Chemicals 3M CO – CORDOVA. 22614 RT 84 N, CORDOVA, Illinois 61242 (ROCK ISLAND)
2,307  FLUORINE RELEASES  HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 2768 N US HWY 45, METROPOLIS, Illinois 62960 (MASSAC)
2,202 Petroleum EXXONMOBIL OIL CORP JOL IET REFINERY. INTERSTATE 55 & ARSENAL RD, CHANNAHON, Illinois 60410 (WILL)
1,366 Stone/Clay/Glass GLEN-GERY CORP MARSEILLES PLANT. 1401 BROADWAY ST, MARSEILLES, Illinois 61341 (LA SALLE)
822 Stone/Clay/Glass TRU VUE INC. 9400 W 55TH ST, MC COOK, Illinois 60525 (COOK)
500 Chemicals CORAL CHEMICAL CO. 135 LEBARON ST, WAUKEGAN, Illinois 60085 (LAKE)
297 Hazardous Waste/Solvent Recovery VEOLIA ES TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS LLC. 7 MOBILE AVE, SAUGET, Illinois 62201 (ST CLAIR)
44 Petroleum MARATHON ASHLAND PETROLEUM LLC ILLINOIS REFINING DIV. 100 MARATHON AVE, ROBINSON, Illinois 62454 (CRAWFORD)
20 Petroleum PDV MIDWEST REFINING LLC LEMONT REFINERY. 135TH ST & NEW AVE, LEMONT, Illinois 60439 (WILL)
19 Fabricated Metals REXAM BEVERAGE CAN CO RE : CHICAGO PLANT. 1101 W 43RD ST, CHICAGO, Illinois 60609 (COOK)
5 FLUORINE RELEASES  DYNEGY MIDWEST GENERATION INC BALDWIN ENERGY COMPLEX. 10901 BALDWIN RD, BALDWIN, Illinois 62217 (RANDOLPH)
2 FLUORINE RELEASES  HAVANA POWER STATION. 15260 N STATE RT 78, HAVANA, Illinois 62644 (MASON)
2 FLUORINE RELEASES  DYNEGY WOOD RIVER POWER STATION. #1 CHESSEN LN, ALTON, Illinois 62002 (MADISON)
2 FLUORINE RELEASES  VERMILION POWER STATION. 10188 E 2150 N, OAKWOOD, Illinois 61858 (VERMILION)
1 FLUORINE RELEASES  HENNEPIN POWER STATION. 13498 E 800TH ST, HENNEPIN, Illinois 61327 (PUTNAM)

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