WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:
- PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
2018: 56.2% – ranked #41 among the states (100% fluoridated is ranked #1)
- To see if your town is fluoridated, click here.
- To learn when your town was fluoridated, and which fluoridation chemical it uses, click here.
VERMONT FLUORIDE DATA FOR EACH WATER SYSTEM
• 2020: Levels of Fluoride in the State’s Drinking Water and Fluoridation Status: 5 Public Water Systems with fluoride levels over 0.71 ppm.
For a quick overview, Michael Dolan, in his November 2021 Fluoridation Review, listed these cities and towns in Vermont:
The following list of fluoridated cities and towns was obtained from the Vermont Department of Health website, dated October 2018. We have only included as fluoridated municipalities marked on the list as “adjusted”. Municipalities in which fluoride is not added to the water or in which a small minority of the houses are adjusted are listed as non-fluoridated unless the concentration of naturally occurring fluoride is 0.7 ppm or greater.
Fluoridated cities and towns: Algurh, Barnet, Barre City, Barre Town, Barton (Orleans only), Bellows Falls, Berlin, Bradford Village, Burlington, Colchester, Duxbury, East Haven (natural), Enosburg, Essex, Hinesburg, Jericho, Ludlow, Middlebury, Milton, Montpelier, Morrisville, Newbury, Newport, Northfield, Norwich, Poultney, Proctor, Randolph, Richmond, Rutland, Shelburne, South Burlington, Springfield, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, Swanton, Underhill, Vergennes, Waterbury, Williston, Winooski.
Non-fluoridated cities and towns: Albany, Arlington, Bakersfield, Barnard, Bennington, Benson, Berkshire, Bethel, Bloomfield, Bolton, Braintree, Brattleboro, Bridgewater, Bridport, Brighton, Bristol, Burke, Cabot, Calais, Cambridge, Canaan, Castleton, Cavendish, Charlotte, Chelsea, Chester, Clarendon, Concord, Coventry, Craftsbury, Danby, Danville, Derby, Dorest, Dover, Dummerston, East Montpelier, Elmore, Fair Haven, Fairfax, Fairfield, Fayston, Franklin, Georgia, Grand Isle, Graniteville, Greensboro, Guildhall, Hardwick, Hartford, Hartland, Highgate, Huntington, Hyde Park, Irasburg, Jamaica, Jay, Johnson, Killington, Londonderry, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Manchester, Marshfield, Mendon, Montgomery, Moretown, Morristown, North Hero, North Montpelier, North Troy, Orleans, Peacham, Peru, Pittsford, Plainfield, Plymouth, Pownal, Putney, Quechee, Readsboro, Richford, Rochester, Royalton, Ryegate, Shaftsbury, Sheffield, Sheldon, Shrewsbury, South Hero. St. George, Starksboro, Stockbridge, Stowe, Stratton, Sunderland, Sutton, Thetford, Townsend, Troy, Tunbridge, Vernon, Waitsfield, Wallingford, Warren, Washington, Waterville, Weathersfield, Websterville, Wells River, West Dover, West Fairlee, West Windsor, Westfield, Westford, Westminster, Wheelock, Whiting, Williamstown, Wilmington, Windsor, Winhall Acres, Wolcott, Woodstock, Worcester.
WATER FLUORIDATION ACCIDENTS:
- AUGUST 1980 – Accident with school water fluoridation equipment leads to fluoride levels as high as 1,041 ppm and causes an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness, headache, dizziness, and diarrhea at a farmers market. (SOURCE: Vogt 1982)
- To see the latest news on fluoride developments in Vermont, click here.
- To see an updated list of Vermont’s professionals calling for an end to fluoridation, click here.
Vermont’s FLUORIDATION LAW:
- The State of Vermont does not mandate fluoridation. Local governments control fluoridation policy in VT. City councils can begin or discontinue fluoridation at their discretion, or by a referendum vote. To learn more about VT’s fluoridation laws, click here.
DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:
- 2014. Vermont Oral Health Plan 2014. By the Vermont Department of Health. No mention of dental fluorosis.
FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Vermont:
If you live in VT and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Karl Novak, FAN’s Vermont state coordinator.
Vermont COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:
|BenningtonThis was the second vote against
fluoridation (see 2002 below)
|16,000||March 3, 2015|
(voted to remove fluoride)
|1,333||March 3, 2009|
|Bennington||15,764||January 8, 2002|
|Brattleboro||12,005||November 7, 2000|
Fluoride Pollution Sources in Vermont:
|2008 HF Releases (in pounds)||Type of Industry||Name of Industry|
|2,781||Computers/Electronics||IBM CORP. 1000 RIVER ST, ESSEX JUNCTION, Vermont 05452 (CHITTENDEN)|
|342||Transportation Equipment||GE AVIATION PLANT 2. 270 WINDCREST RD, NORTH CLARENDON, Vermont 05759 (RUTLAND)|