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.

Missouri

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    2014:  76.6%
    201276.4%
    200679.7%
    2000:  80.5%
    1992:  71.4%
  • 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 Missouri, click here.
  • To see an updated list of Missouri’s professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.

Missouri’s FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • Missouri Revised Statute § 640.135 prohibits the MO Department of Natural Resources from requiring or prohibiting the addition of fluoride to public drinking water.  Local governments control fluoridation policy in MO.  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 Missouri:

If you live in MO and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Stuart Cooper, FAN’s Campaign Manager.

Missouri COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Population Date
Warsaw 2,133 August 2015
Sullivan 7,000 May 19, 2015
Carl Junction 7,500 April 8, 2015
Waynesville 5,200 August 21, 2014
Buffalo 3,100 May 12, 2014
Forsyth 2,280 October 21, 2013
Smithville 8,500 February 22, 2013
Pevely 6,000 May 1, 2012
Bolivar 11,000 February 7, 2012
O’Fallon 80,519 October 5, 2010
Neosho 11,000 April 5, 2005
Ozark 18,082
(as of 2011)
November 7, 2000
Ste. Genevieve 4,404
(as of 2011)
August 8, 2000
Washington 14,045
(as of 2011)
April 7, 1998

MISSOURI WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Size Fluoride Level (ppm)
Cape-Perry PWSD 1 N Cape Girardeau 390 1.6
Cedar Cliff Subdivision Boone 255 1.5
Colonial Village Subdivision Boone 102 1.5
Creighton Cass 286 2.3
Farber Audrain 418 2.7
Green AcresSubd Lincoln 180 2.0
High Hill Montgomery 204 2.0
Jonesburg Montgomery 630 2.0
Kingsville Johnson 279 1.5
La Monte Pettis 1,050 1.5
Lincoln Co PWSD 1 Lincoln 6,410 2.0
Martinsburg Audrain 337 2.4
Middletown Montgomery 217 1.7
Montgomery City Montgomery 2,281 2.0
Montrose Henry 440 2.0
Moscow Mills Lincoln 924 1.9
New Florence Montgomery 801 2.0
Troy Lincoln 3,811 2.3
Urich Henry 498 3.8
Vernon Co PWSD 1 Vernon 610 2.3
Wright City Warren 1,200 1.5
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN MISSOURI:

In 2008, Missouri ranked #14 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (2,143,720 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
364,370 Coal-fired power plant AMERENUE LABADIE POWER PLANT. 226 LABADIE POWER PLANT RD, LABADIE, Missouri 63055 (FRANKLIN)
233,500 Coal-fired power plant THOMAS HILL ENERGY CENTER – PO WER DIV. 5693 HWY F, CLIFTON HILL, Missouri 65244 (RANDOLPH)
222,000 Coal-fired power plant ASSOCIATED ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE INC NEW MADRID POWER PLANT. 41 ST JUDE RD, MARSTON, Missouri 63866 (NEW MADRID)
206,052 Aluminum smelter NORANDA ALUMINUM INC. 391 ST JUDE INDUSTRIAL PARK, NEW MADRID, Missouri 63869 (NEW MADRID)
199,682 Coal-fired power plant AMERENUE RUSH ISLAND POWER STATION. 100 BIG HOLLOW RD, FESTUS, Missouri 63028 (JEFFERSON)
155,685 Coal-fired power plant AMERENUE SIOUX POWER STATION. 8501 N STATE RT 94, WEST ALTON, Missouri 63386 (ST CHARLES)
149,246 Coal-fired power plant AMERENUE MERAMEC POWER PLANT. 8200 FINE RD, SAINT LOUIS, Missouri 63129 (SAINT LOUIS (CITY))
110,000 Coal-fired power plant MONTROSE GENERATING STATION. 400 SW HWYP, CLINTON, Missouri 64735 (HENRY)
96,000 Coal-fired power plant KCP&L GREATER MISSOURI OPERATIONS SIBLEY GENERATING STATION. 33200 E JOHNSON RD, SIBLEY, Missouri 64088 (JACKSON)
88,000 Coal-fired power plant IATAN GENERATING STATION. 20250 HWY 45N, WESTON, Missouri 64098 (PLATTE)
61,000 Coal-fired power plant SIKESTON POWER STATION. 1551 W WAKEFIELD ST, SIKESTON, Missouri 63801 (SCOTT)
60,319 Coal-fired power plant JAMES RIVER POWER STATION. 5701 S KISSICK RD, SPRINGFIELD, Missouri 65804 (GREENE)
57,241 Coal-fired power plant EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC CO ASBURY GENERATING STATION. 21133 UPHILL LN, ASBURY, Missouri 64832 (JASPER)
33,000 Coal-fired power plant LAKE ROAD STATION. 1413 LOWER LAKE RD, SAINT JOSEPH, Missouri 64504 (BUCHANAN)
30,524 Coal-fired power plant SOUTHWEST POWER STATION. 5050 W FARM RD 164, SPRINGFIELD, Missouri 65807 (GREENE)
25,662 Coal-fired power plant CITY OF INDEPENDENCE. 21500 E TRUMAN RD PO BOX 1019, INDEPENDENCE, Missouri 64051 (JACKSON)
24,000 Coal-fired power plant CHAMOIS POWER PLANT. 9321 HWY 100, CHAMOIS, Missouri 65024 (OSAGE)
10,302 Computers/Electronics DIODES INC FABTECH. 777 N W BLUE PKWY SUITE 350, LEES SUMMIT, Missouri 64086 (JACKSON)
7,700 Coal-fired power plant HAWTHORN GENERATING FACILITY. 8700 E FRONT ST, KANSAS CITY, Missouri 64120 (JACKSON)
4,032 Fabricated Metals PRECOAT METALS. 4301 S SPRING AVE, SAINT LOUIS, Missouri 63116 (SAINT LOUIS (CITY))
2,702 Computers/Electronics MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS INC. 501 PEARL DR, SAINT PETERS, Missouri 63376 (ST CHARLES)
1,387 Transportation Equipment GKN AEROSPACE NORTH AMERICA INC. 142 JS MCDONNELL BLVD, HAZELWOOD, Missouri 63042 (ST LOUIS)
544 Chemicals BAYER CROPSCIENCE. 8400 HAWTHORN RD, KANSAS CITY, Missouri 64120 (JACKSON)
340 Primary Metals RTI – TRADCO (AKA TRADCO INC). 1701 N MAIN ST, WASHINGTON, Missouri 63090 (FRANKLIN)
201 Machinery BRIGGS & STRATTON CORP. 731 HWY 142, POPLAR BLUFF, Missouri 63901 (BUTLER)
144 Primary Metals O’FALLON CASTING. 600 CANNONBALL LN, O’FALLON, Missouri 63366 (ST CHARLES)
79 Fabricated Metals BALL METAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER CORP. 1800 REYNOLDS AVE, KANSAS CITY, Missouri 64120 (JACKSON)
8 Fabricated Metals METAL CONTAINER CORP – ARNOLD CAN PLANT. 42 TENBROOK INDUSTRIAL PARK, ARNOLD, Missouri 63010 (JEFFERSON)

 

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