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.

North Dakota

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    2014:  96.7%
    201296.7%
    2006:  96.2%
    2000:  95.4%
    1992:  96.4%
  • 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 North Dakota, click here.
  • To see an updated list of North Dakota’s professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.

North Dakota’s FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • The State of North Dakota does not mandate fluoridation.  Local governments control fluoridation policy in ND.  City councils can begin or discontinue fluoridation at their discretion, or by a referendum vote.  To learn more about these fluoridation laws, click here.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN North Dakota:

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

NORTH DAKOTA WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Fluoride (ppm)
Ambercrombie Richland 252 2.7
Alexander McKenzie 216 6.6
Belfield Stark 887 3.8
Berthold Ward 409 1.8
Bowdon Wells 196 3.1
Bowman Bowman 1,741 1.9
Colfax Richland 80 1.6
Crown Butte Coop Norton 320 1.5
Dodge Dunn 135 5.8
Dunn Center Dunn 128 5.1
Fullerton Dickey 94 2.2
Gladstone Stark 224 4.6
Glen Ullin Morton 927 4.5
Golden Valley Mercer 239 5.6
Golva Golden Valley 101 1.6
Hague Emmons 109 5.2
Hannaford Griggs 204 1.8
Hebron Morton 888 3.8
Hettinger Adams 1,574 3.7
Home on the Range for Boys Golden Valey 65 2.8
Horseshoe Bend TC Cass 72 3.9
Kralicek Water Assoc Stark 62 4.9
Ludden Dickey 41 2.4
Medora Billings 101 2.9
Monango Dickney 53 2.2
Mott Hettinger 1,019 4.8
New Leipzig Grant 326 3.4
Noonan Divide 231 3.2
Reeder Adams 252 3.9
Regent Hettinger 268 2.6
Sacred Heart Priory Stark 30 5.6
Scranton Bowman 294 3.2
Sentinel Butte Golden Valley 79 2.5
Sheyenne River Dev Ransom 100 2.7
Slekirk Settlement Cass 50 4.7
Solen Sioux 92 2.9
South Heart Stark 322 4.5
Taylor Stark 163 7.0
Venturia McIntosh 30 1.6
Verona La Moure 103 1.6
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

 

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN NORTH DAKOTA:

In 2008, North Dakota ranked #24 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (737,857  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.

2008 Releases
(in pounds)
Type of Industry Name of Industry
321,400 Oil Refinery TESORO REFINING & MARKETING CO – MANDAN REFINERY. 900 OLD RED TRAIL NE, MANDAN, North Dakota 58554 (MORTON)
149,000 Coal-fired power plant COAL CREEK STATION. 2875 3RD ST SW, UNDERWOOD, North Dakota 58576 (MCLEAN)
76,000 Coal-fired power plant GREAT RIVER ENERGY STANTON STATION. 4001 HWY 200A, STANTON, North Dakota 58571 (MERCER)
53,000 Coal-fired power plant BASIN ELECTRIC ANTELOPE VALLEY STATION. 294 COUNTY 15, BEULAH, North Dakota 58523 (MERCER)
45,860 Stone/Clay/Glass HEBRON BRICK CO. 1000 WASHINGTON AVE E, HEBRON, North Dakota 58638 (MORTON)
42,962 Coal-fired power plant MINNKOTA POWER COOPERATIVE INC MILTON R YOUNG STATION. 3401 24TH ST SW, CENTER, North Dakota 58530 (OLIVER)
38,000 Coal-fired power plant BASIN ELECTRIC LELAND OLDS STATION. 3901 HWY 200A, STANTON, North Dakota 58571 (MERCER)
11,606 Coal-fired power plant OTTER TAIL POWER CO COYOTE STATION. 6240 13TH ST SW, BEULAH, North Dakota 58523 (MERCER)
29 Coal-fired power plant RM HESKETT STATION. 2025 38TH ST, MANDAN, North Dakota 58554 (MORTON)

 

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