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.

Minnesota

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    2014:  98.8%
    201298.8%
    200698.7%
    200098.2%
    199293.4%
  • 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:

Minnesota’s MANDATORY FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • Minnesota Statute § 144.145 requires statewide fluoridation of all public water supplies.  The statute gives the MN Commission of Health complete authority over the regulation of the mandate.  State administrative code requires that public water supplies contain an average concentration of 1.2 mg/l, and contain no less then 0.9 mg/l, and no more than 1.5 mg/l.  To learn more about this law, click here.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

  • 2006. Minnesota Oral Health Data Book. Children and Youth. By the Minnesota Department of Health, Community and Family Health Division. October. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration  Grant Number H47MC02019.
    — There was only a mention of dental fluorosis in a reference citation.
  • 2013. The Status of Oral Health in Minnesota. By Khan B, Adeniyi A, Thoele MJ. Minnesota Department of Health, Oral Health Program. September. Funding sources: CDC Division of Oral Health Cooperative Agreement funding, DP08-802. Health Resources and Services Administration grants to states to support oral health workforce activities, T12HP14659. No mention of dental fluorosis.
  • 2013b. Minnesota Oral Health Plan. 2013-2018. Minnesota Department of Health, Oral Health Program. January. Funding was made possible by grants to support statewide oral health related activities from the Health Resources and Services Administration,  Award T12HP1465, and Centers for Disease Control Prevention,  Cooperative Agreement Grant Number 5U58DP0011579. No mention of dental fluorosis.

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Minnesota:

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

MINNESOTA WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Size Fluoride Level (ppm)
Johnson Big Stone 56 1.5
Kent Wilkin 131 2.1
Prinsburg Kandiyohi 600 1.8
Strandquist Marshall 136 3.1
Wanda Redwood 100 3.2
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN MINNESOTA:

In 2008, Minnesota ranked #34 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (254,988 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
61,000 Coal-fired power plant XCEL ENERGY SHERBURNE COUNTY GENERATING PLANT. 13999 INDUSTRIAL BLVD., BECKER, Minnesota 55308 (SHERBURNE)
55,005 Coal-fired power plant OSWELL ENERGY CENTER. 1210 NW 3RD ST, COHASSET, Minnesota 55721 (ITASCA)
51,000 Coal-fired power plant EXCEL ENERGY RIVERSIDE GENERATING PLANT. 3100 MARSHALL ST NE, MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota 55418 (HENNEPIN)
32,000 Coal-fired power plant EXCEL ENERGY BLACK DOG GENERATING PLANT. 1400 E BLACK DOG RD, BURNSVILLE, Minnesota 55337 (DAKOTA)
24,583 Coal-fired power plant ROCHESTER PUBLIC UTILITIES SILVER LAKE PLANT. 425 W SILVER LAKE DR NE, ROCHESTER, Minnesota 55906 (OLMSTED)
19,000 Coal-fired power plant OTTER TAIL POWER CO HOOT LAKE PLANT. 1012 WATER PLANT RD, FERGUS FALLS, Minnesota 56537 (OTTER TAIL)
10,000 Coal-fired power plant EXCEL ENERGY A. S. KING GENERATING PLANT. 1103 KING RD, BAYPORT, Minnesota 55003 (WASHINGTON)
1,660 Computers/Electronics POLAR SEMICONDUCTOR INC. 2800 E OLD SHAKOPEE RD, BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota 55425 (HENNEPIN)
419 Chemicals 3M COTTAGE GROVE CENTER. 10746 INNOVATION RD, COTTAGE GROVE, Minnesota 55016 (WASHINGTON)
200 Chemicals MARATHON PETROLEUM CO LLC SAINT PAUL PARK REFINER. 300 3RD ST, SAINT PAUL PARK, Minnesota 55071 (WASHINGTON)
99 Computers/Electronics CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR MINNESOTA INC. 2401 E 86TH ST, BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota 55425 (HENNEPIN)
13 Fabricated Metals REXAM BEVERAGE CAN CO RE: EVA STREET ST PAUL MN. 139 EVA ST, SAINT PAUL, Minnesota 55107 (RAMSEY)
9 Chemical Wholesalers DPC INDUSTRIES INC. 12800 PINE BEND TRAIL, ROSEMOUNT, Minnesota 55068 (DAKOTA)

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