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.

Ohio

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

LATEST NEWS:

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

Ohio’s MANDATORY FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • Ohio Revised Code Annexed § 6109.20 mandates adding fluoride to all systems supplying a population of 5,000 or more when natural content is less than 0.8 mg/L. The system must maintain a fluoride level between 0.8 and 1.2 mg/L. Ohio has provisions which allow a community to exempt itself from compliance with the State law, if a community decides it does not wish to institute this public health measure. Ohio placed a time limit of 240 days on the period during which a referendum concerning fluoridation could be held.  Ohio provides funds for fluoridation equipment and chemicals.  To learn more about this law, click here.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Ohio:

If you live in OH and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact David Augustine, FAN’s Ohio state coordinator.

Ohio COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community
Date
 Yellow Springs February 7, 2011
 Xenia December 16, 2009
Springfield November 8, 2005
Lancaster November 2, 2004
Wooster November 7, 2000

OHIO WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water System County Population Fluoride Level (ppm)
Alger Hardin 990 1.6
Alen Park Mobile Court Ottawa 61 2.0
Antwerp Paulding 2,000 2.2
Arlington Hancock 1,200 1.5
Arrowhead Park MobileHome Pk Lucas 320 1.8
Bali HA-1 Mobile Home Park Allen 125 1.7
Baltimore Fairfield 2,930 1.9
Thurston (Baltimore) Fairfield 535 1.9
Bass Haven Resort Ottawa 248 1.8
Bayview Water Assoc Mercer 36 1.7
Beechwood Mobile Home park Mahoning 150 1.7
Bettsville Seneca 780 1.6
Bloomdale Wood 744 1.7
Bloomingburg Fayette 970 1.6
Botkins Shelby 1,376 1.5
Bowersville Greene 450 2.4
Brook Park Estates MHP Seneca 65 1.7
Centerburg Knox 1,350 1.6
Cherry Knoll MHP Sandusky 100 1.5
Clarksburg Ross 482 2.2
Continental Putnam 1,350 2.1
Cordles MHP Madison 60 2.0
Country Haven MHP Clark 200 1.6
Cridersville Auglaize 2,500 1.5
Deluxe MHP Wood 242 1.7
Deshler Henry 1,788 1.6
Dorothy Love Retirement Home Shelby 220 1.5
Dot-Mar Mobile Home park Pickaway 50 2.2
Dove Nursing Facility Tuscarawas 41 1.6
Dunkirk Hardin 858 1.6
Elmore Ottawa 1,275 1.8
Fayette Co-Culpepper Subd Fayette 250 1.8
Five CountyJuvenile Center Union 51 1.5
Fletcher Miami 515 1.5
Foxlair Farms MHP Pickaway 355 2.2
Frail Water Company Allen 160 1.6
Green Meadow Trailer Court Hancock 45 1.7
Green Valley MHP Ottawa 55 2.0
Hamler Henry 700 2.4
Hardin County Home Hardin 179 1.9
Hayden Hts MHP Franklin 240 1.5
Heartland of Indian Lake N Cen Logan 175 1.6
Heartland of Indian Lake Re Logan 65 1.6
Hillcrest Estates MHP Hardin 41 1.8
Holgate Henry 1,375 2.8
Holiday ShoresMPH Logan 41 1.7
Huston Rest & Nursing Home Vinton 140 2.1
Indian Trails Mobile Park Marion 120 1.8
Inland Mobile Home Park Ottawa 64 1.7
Jeffersonville Fayette 1,452 1.8
Kenleen Acres Wtr Sys Allen 74 1.6
King Coach House Estates Ottawa 150 1.6
Lafferty Leisure Village Wood 51 1.5
Lakeside Estates MHP Auglaize 48 1.5
Laura Miami 530 1.5
Lawrenceville Clark 400 1.9
Leipsic Putnam 2,200 2.6
Leisure Village MHP Licking 229 1.6
Lial Convent Lucas 25 1.8
Marrk-V Water Co Inc Allen 500 1.6
McGuffey Hardin 574 2.1
Mid City MHP Sandusky 400 1.5
Milford Center Union 800 1.6
Millersport Fairfield 2,075 1.7
Mount Victory Hardin 650 2.1
Myers Addition Hardin 47 1.8
Neighbor Water Co Mercer 400 1.8
New Bremen Auglaize 2,800 1.7
New Dover Estates MPH Union 200 1.6
New Holland Pickaway 800 1.6
North Hampton Clark 500 1.6
Northview Util Assoc Shelby 110 1.6
Northwood Homeowners Assoc Mercer 150 1.9
Oakwood Paulding 900 2.1
Ohio DNR-Zaleski Cons Camp Vinton 78 1.5
Ohio Utils-Timberbrook Franklin 880 1.9
Ohio YC-Maumee Youth Camp Henry 274 2.9
Parkview Apts Licking 80 1.5
Peaceful Acres MHP Lucas 180 1.8
Pine Grove Mobile Estates Richland 60 1.5
Plain City Madison 2,200 1.8
Plumwood MHP Madison 90 1.5
Riviera Mobile Manor Sandusky 175 1.6
Roker Nursing Home Stark 64 2.0
Rolling Terrace MHP Clark 110 1.5
Rosedale Bible Institute na 150 1.7
Saint Henry Mercer 1,910 1.6
Saint Paris Champaign 1,800 1.8
Sandusky Co-Shorewood Village Sandusky 390 1.5
Shaheen Hancock 72 1.6
Shawnee Trailer Grove Allen 190 1.8
Southview Estate MHP Wood 525 2.4
Spencerville Allen 2,300 1.8
Spyker Subdivision Allen 220 1.5
St Catherine Care Center na 79 1.5
St Jane Estates Lucas 110 1.9
Starbrite Motel Franklin 30 1.6
Suburban Community MHP Madison 600 1.8
Taylor Creek Terrace Apts Hardin 30 1.8
The Way International Shelby 500 1.9
Twin Valley MHP Preble 35 2.1
Union Manor Nursing Home Union 212 1.7
Verona Preble 580 1.6
Village Green MHP Wood 335 1.6
Voyager Village MHP Montgomery 300 2.5
Wagon Wheel MHP Pickaway 156 1.9
Washingtonville Columbiana/ Mahoning 850 1.8
Waynesfield Auglaize 850 2.2
Wellmans Apartments Licking 80 1.7
West Jefferson Madison 4,800 1.5
West Lake Village MHP Shelby 68 1.8
West Manchester Preble 464 1.5
Whispering Valley MHP Logan 75 1.6
Winding Lake MHP Wood 81 1.5
Wood Lake MHP Wood 350 1.7
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN OHIO:

In 2008, Ohio ranked #1 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (9,115,568 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
5,043,794 Hazardous Waste/ Solvent Recovery VICKERY ENVIRONMENTAL INC. 3956 STATE RT 412, VICKERY, Ohio 43464 (SANDUSKY)
626,700 Coal-fired power plant W H SAMMIS PLANT. STATE RT 7, STRATTON, Ohio 43961 (JEFFERSON)
450,000 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER MUSKINGUM RIVER PLANT. COUNTY LN RD #32, BEVERLY, Ohio 45715 (WASHINGTON)
394,609 Coal-fired power plant JM STUART STATION. 745 US 52, MANCHESTER, Ohio 45144 (ADAMS)
389,200 Steel AK STEEL CORP – ZANESVI LLE WORKS. 1724 LINDEN AVE, ZANESVILLE, Ohio 43701 (MUSKINGUM)
298,111 Aluminum smelter ORMET PRIMARY ALUMINUM CORP. 43840 STATE RT 7, HANNIBAL, Ohio 43931 (MONROE)
257,500 Coal-fired power plant FIRSTENERGY CORP EASTLAKE PLANT. 10 ERIE RD, EASTLAKE, Ohio 44095 (LAKE)
251,700 Coal-fired power plant KYGER CREEK STATION. 5758 STATE RTE 7 N, CHESHIRE, Ohio 45620 (GALLIA)
250,000 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER CONESVILLE PLANT. 47201 COUNTY RD 273, CONESVILLE, Ohio 43811 (COSHOCTON)
229,000 Coal-fired power plant DUKE ENERGY BECKJORD GENERATING STATION. 757 US RT 52, NEW RICHMOND, Ohio 45157 (CLERMONT)
200,000 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER CARDINAL PLANT. 306 COUNTY RD 7 E, BRILLIANT, Ohio 43913 (JEFFERSON)
160,201 Coal-fired power plant RRI ENERGY INC AVON LAKE POWER PLANT. 33570 LAKE RD, AVON LAKE, Ohio 44012 (LORAIN)
148,250 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN MUNICIPAL POWER RICHARD H GORSUCH STATION. STATE RT 7 S PO BOX 728, MARIETTA, Ohio 45750 (WASHINGTON)
104,105 Stone/Clay/Glass BELDEN BRICK CO PLANT 8. 700 EDELWEISS DR NE, SUGARCREEK, Ohio 44681 (TUSCARAWAS)
72,030 Coal-fired power plant BAYSHORE PLANT. 4701 BAYSHORE RD, OREGON, Ohio 43616 (LUCAS)
69,000 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER GAVIN PLANT. 7397 N STATE RT 7, CHESHIRE, Ohio 45620 (GALLIA)
67,100 Coal-fired power plant DUKE ENERGY CORP MIAMI FORT GENERATING STATION. 11021 BROWER RD, NORTH BEND, Ohio 45052 (HAMILTON)
61,171 Stone/Clay/Glass BELDEN BRICK CO PLANT 6. 600EDELWEISS DR NE, SUGARCREEK, Ohio 44681 (TUSCARAWAS)
55,475 Coal-fired power plant R E BURGER PLANT. 57246 FERRY LANDING RD, SHADYSIDE, Ohio 43947 (BELMONT)
39,460 Coal-fired power plant RRI ENERGY INC NILES POWER PLANT. 1047 BELMONT AVE, NILES, Ohio 44446 (TRUMBULL)
38,878 Stone/Clay/Glass WHITACRE GREER CO. 1400 S MAHONING AVE, ALLIANCE, Ohio 44601 (MAHONING)
33,100 Coal-fired power plant CITY OF HAMILTON MUNCIPAL ELECTRIC PLANT. 960 N THIRD ST, HAMILTON, Ohio 45011 (BUTLER)
31,960 Coal-fired power plant LAKESHORE PLANT. 6800 S MARGINAL RD, CLEVELAND, Ohio 44103 (CUYAHOGA)
30,341 Coal-fired power plant CITY OF PAINESVILLE POWER PLANT. 325 RICHMOND ST, PAINESVILLE, Ohio 44077 (LAKE)
29,236 Coal-fired power plant O H HUTCHINGS STATION. 9200 CHAUTAUQUA, MIAMISBURG, Ohio 45342 (MONTGOMERY)
29,000 Paper PH GLATFELTER CO – CHILLICOTHE FACILITY. 401 S PAINT ST, CHILLICOTHE, Ohio 45601 (ROSS)
28,911 Coal-fired power plant ASHTABULA POWER PLANT. 2133 LAKE RD E, ASHTABULA, Ohio 44004 (ASHTABULA)
28,000 Chemicals EMERY OLEOCHEMICALS LLC CINCINNATI PLANT. 4900 ESTE AVE, CINCINNATI, Ohio 45232 (HAMILTON)
27,500 Coal-fired power plant DUKE ENERGY CORP ZIMMER GENERATING STATION. 1781 U S RT 52, MOSCOW, Ohio 45153 (CLERMONT)
23,983 Coal-fired power plant DAYTON POWER & LIGHT CO KILLEN STATION. 14869 U S 52, MANCHESTER, Ohio 45144 (ADAMS)
4,160 Primary Metals TITANIUM METALS CORP. 100 TITANIUM WAY, TORONTO, Ohio 43964 (JEFFERSON)
2,430 Fabricated Metals SIFCO FORGE GROUP INC. 970 E 64TH ST, CLEVELAND, Ohio 44103 (CUYAHOGA)
2,180 Fabricated Metals ECT. 23555 EUCLID AVE, EUCLID, Ohio 44117 (CUYAHOGA)
2,110 Fabricated Metals ALCOA CLEVELAND WORKS. 1600 HARVARD AVE, CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS, Ohio 44105 (CUYAHOGA)
1,799 Stone/Clay/Glass MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS – QUARTZ INC. 4901 CAMPBELL RD, WILLOUGHBY, Ohio 44094 (LAKE)
1,695 Primary Metals JEWEL ACQUISITION LLC – LOUISVILLE. 1500 W MAIN ST, LOUISVILLE, Ohio 44641 (STARK)
569 Stone/Clay/Glass MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS QUARTZ INC – NEWARK PLANT. 611 O’NEILL DR SE, HEBRON, Ohio 43025 (LICKING)
500 Chemical Wholesalers YOUNG CHEMICAL CO. 6465 EASTLAND RD, BROOK PARK, Ohio 44142 (CUYAHOGA)
496 Stone/Clay/Glass DIAMOND INNOVATIONS INC. 6325 HUNTLEY RD, WORTHINGTON, Ohio 43085 (FRANKLIN)
255 Primary Metals G&S TITANIUM INC. 4000 E LINCOLN WAY, WOOSTER, Ohio 44691 (WAYNE)
255 Primary Metals AK STEEL CORP COSHOCTON WORKS. 17400 STATE RT 16, COSHOCTON, Ohio 43812 (COSHOCTON)
219 Stone/Clay/Glass SILFEX INC. 950 S FRANKLIN ST, EATON, Ohio 45320 (PREBLE)
164 Primary Metals RTI -NILES (AKA RMI TITANIUM COMPANY-NILES PLANT). 1000 WARREN AVE, NILES, Ohio 44446 (TRUMBULL)
142 Chemical Wholesalers HUKILL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES. 7013 KRICK RD, BEDFORD, Ohio 44146 (CUYAHOGA)
140 Transportation Equipment BEHR DAYTON THERMAL PRODUCTS. 1600 WEBSTER ST, DAYTON, Ohio 45404 (MONTGOMERY)
82 Computers/Electronics SUMCO PHOENIX CORP – CINCINNATI. 537 GRANDIN RD, MAINEVILLE, Ohio 45039 (WARREN)
34 Fabricated Metals REXAM BEVERAGE CAN CO RE: WHITEHOUSE PLANT. 10444 WATERVILLE, WHITEHOUSE, Ohio 43571 (LUCAS)
17 Fabricated Metals REXAM BEVERAGE CAN CO RE: FREMONT PLANT. 2145 CEDAR, FREMONT, Ohio 43420 (SANDUSKY)
5 Fabricated Metals BALL CONTAINER LLC COLUMBUS CAN PLANT. 350 MCCORMICK BLVD, COLUMBUS, Ohio 43213 (FRANKLIN)
1 Hazardous Waste/Solvent Recovery HERITAGE-WTI INC. 1250 ST GEORGE ST, EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio 43920 (COLUMBIANA)

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