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.

Iowa

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    2014:  92.7%
    201292.0%
    2006:  92.4%
    2000:  91.3%
    1992:  91.4%
  • 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 Iowa, click here.
  • To see an updated list of Iowa’s professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.

Iowa’S FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • The State of Iowa does not mandate fluoridation.  Local governments control fluoridation policy in IA.  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.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Iowa:

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

Iowa COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Population Date
Lake View 1,130 October 17, 2012
Mechanicsville 1,200 April 17, 2011
Rockford 800 January 12, 2006

IOWA WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Size Fluoride Level (ppm)
Altoona Polk 7,191 1.6
Arcadia Carroll 2.1 2.1
Beeds Lake Homeowners Assn Franklin 75 2.5
Blairsburg Hamilton 269 1.9
Blairstown Benton 672 1.7
Boxholm Boone 267 2.6
Callender Webster 384 1.7
Cedar Lake Etates Greene 33 3.6
Central Water Works Webster 28 2.2
Coats Subd Webster 150 1.6
Collins Story 455 2.2
Colo Story 771 1.5
Colwell Floyd 94 1.6
Coulter Franklin 252 2.0
Country Meadows, Inc Hamilton 45 1.7
Dallas Co Care Dallas 100 4.9
Dayton Webster 818 2.5
Deer Creek Homeowners Assn Story 80 2.9
Denmark Lee 325 2.8
Donnellson Lee 940 3.5
Dows Wright 850 1.7
Duncombe Webster 488 2.3
Elberon Tama 200 2.7
Farnhamville Calhoun 460 2.0
Fort Atkinson Winneshiek 367 1.8
Gaul’s Water Commission Des Moines 25 3.3
Gowrie Webster 1,028 2.3
Grundy Center Grundy 2,492 1.8
Hansell Franklin 115 2.2
Harcourt Webster 306 2.0
Hartford Warren 768 1.7
Hickory Hollow Polk 188 7.0
Hilltop Homeowners Well Assn Benton 35 1.5
Holland Grundy 215 1.6
Huxley Story 2,150 1.8
Indianola Warren 11,340 2.2
Kalo Webster  32 2.0
Knoxville Marion  8,143 1.5
Marion Co RWD (Knoxville) Marion 3,300 1.5
Lacona (Knoxville) Warren 357 1.5
Lake Panorama Water Co Guthrie 1,300 2.5
Lakewood Utilities Webster 200 1.8
Lehigh Webster 536 1.9
Lincoln Tama 173 1.9
Linden Dallas 201 5.3
Longbranch Maintenance Inc Guthrie 800 5.0
Melcher-Dallas Wtr Supply Marion 1,302 2.2
Meservey Cerro Gordo 292 1.7
Milo Warren 864 2.3
Morning Sun Louisa 843 1.5
Mount Pleasant Henry 8,027 1.5
Westwood (Mount Pleasant) Henry 104 1.5
Murray Clarke 731 3.1
New London Henry 1,922 1.6
New Providence Hardin 240 2.2
Norway Benton 583 1.7
Oak Manor MH Court Wapello 68 3.4
Oakwood Park Water Supply Polk 125 7.0
Odebolt Sac 1,158 2.1
Otho Webster 529 2.0
Plantion Village Des Moines 150 3.3
Pleasantville Marion 1,536 1.6
Prairie Ridge Homeowners Story 62 2.0
Randall Hamilton 161 2.2
Reinbeck Grundy 1,605 1.6
Rockwell Cerro Gordo 1,008 2.3
Roland Story 1,035 1.7
Russell Lucas 531 3.2
Salem Henry 453 2.0
Hillsboro (Salem) Henry 151 2.0
Sheffield Franklin 1,174 1.8
Spring Grove MHP Des Moines 120 3.0
Sqaw Valley So Subdiv Story 135 1.6
St Anthony Marshall 112 2.4
Stanhope Hamilton 447 2.3
Story City Story 2,959 1.6
Stout Grundy 192 2.5
Stratford Webster 715 2.5
Swaledale Cerro Gordo 190 2.0
Tandem-Oak Park Associates Webster 150 2.1
Thornton Cerro Gordo 431 2.1
Timberlane Addition Webster 54 2.2
Walnut Pottawatamie 857 2.9
Waucoma Fayette 277 2.1
West Liberty Muscatine 2,935 1.5
White Oaks Homeowners Polk 31 7.0
Worthington Dubuque 439 1.9
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN IOWA:

In 2008, Iowa ranked #19 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (1,122,463 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
254,480 Coal-fired power plant MIDAMERICAN ENERGY CO GEORGE NEAL NORTH. 1151 260TH ST, SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa 51054 (WOODBURY)
249,568 Coal-fired power plant MIDAMERICAN ENERGY CO WALTER SCOTT JR ENERGY CENTER. 7215 NAVAJO ST, COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa 51501 (POTTAWATTAMIE)
185,660 Coal-fired power plant MIDAMERICAN ENERGY-GEORGE NEAL SOUTH. 2761 PORT NEAL CIR, SALIX, Iowa 51052 (WOODBURY)
108,966 Coal-fired power plant OTTUMWA GENERATING STATION. 20775 POWER PLANT RD, OTTUMWA, Iowa 52501 (WAPELLO)
53,203 Coal-fired power plant LANSING POWER STATION. 2320 POWER PLANT DR, LANSING, Iowa 52151 (ALLAMAKEE)
41,009 Food GRAIN PROCESSING CORP. 1600 OREGON ST, MUSCATINE, Iowa 52761 (MUSCATINE)
37,000 Food ADM CORN PROCESSING. 1251 BEAVER CHANNEL PKWY, CLINTON, Iowa 52732 (CLINTON)
36,100 Coal-fired power plant MIDAMERICAN ENERGY-RIVERSIDE GENERATING STATION. 6001 STATE ST, BETTENDORF, Iowa 52722 (SCOTT)
30,905 Coal-fired power plant CITY OF AMES. 200 E 5TH ST, AMES, Iowa 50010 (STORY)
26,240 Coal-fired power plant CENTRAL IOWA POWER COOPERATIVE (CIPCO) – FAIR STATION. 3800 HWY 22, MUSCATINE, Iowa 52761 (MUSCATINE)
20,430 Coal-fired power plant BURLINGTON GENERATING STATION. 4282 SULLIVAN SLOUGH RD, BURLINGTON, Iowa 52601 (DES MOINES)
20,000 Coal-fired power plant MUSCATINE POWER & WATER GENERATION. 1700 DICK DRAKE WAY, MUSCATINE, Iowa 52761 (MUSCATINE)
18,051 Coal-fired power plant M L KAPP GENERATING STATION. 2001 BEAVER CHANNEL PKWY, CLINTON, Iowa 52732 (CLINTON)
15,027 Coal-fired power plant PRAIRIE CREEK GENERATING STATION. 3300 C ST SW, CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa 52404 (LINN)
13,957 Coal-fired power plant INTERSTATE POWER & LIGHT CO SUTHERLAND STATION. 3001 E MAIN ST, MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa 50158 (MARSHALL)
4,380 Stone/Clay/Glass SIOUX CITY BRICK & TILE CO UNITED BRICK & TILE A DIV. 1831 W MAIN ST, ADEL, Iowa 50003 (DALLAS)
3,071 Aluminum NICHOLS ALUMINUM CASTING. 2101 JM MORRIS BLVD, DAVENPORT, Iowa 52802 (SCOTT)
1,720 Coal-fired power plant MIDAMERICAN ENERGY-LOUISA GENERATING STATION. 8602 172ND ST, MUSCATINE, Iowa 52761 (LOUISA)
1,705 Food ADM CORN PROCESSING. 1350 WACONIA AVE, SW, CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa 52404 (LINN)
991 Stone/Clay/Glass SIOUX CITY BRICK & TILE CO SERGEANT BLUFF PLANT. 504 F ST, SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa 51054 (WOODBURY)

 

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