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.

Virginia

WATER FLUORIDATION STATUS:

  • PERCENT OF PEOPLE SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS THAT ARE FLUORIDATED:
    2014:  95.8%
    2012 96.0%
    200695.0%
    200093.3%
    199272.1%
  • To see if your town is fluoridated, click here.
  • To learn when your town was fluoridated, and which fluoridation chemical it uses, click here.

LATEST NEWS:

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

Virginia’s FLUORIDATION LAW:

  • Virginia Administrative Code 5-590-930 provides that “where practicable and feasible, the state board of health may require owners of waterworks to provide artificial fluoridation.”  It also appears that local governments can start fluoridation programs once they have received approval from the Virginia Division of Water Supply and Engineering.  To learn more about this law, click here.

DATA ON ORAL HEALTH:

FAN’S STATE COORDINATOR IN Virginia:

If you live in VA and want to get the fluoride out of your water contact Ken Case, FAN’s Virginia state coordinator.

Virginia COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE REJECTED FLUORIDATION:

Community Date
Amherst County January 2014
Independence February 16, 2011

VIRGINIA WATER SYSTEMS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE LEVELS:

Water Systems County Population Fluoride (ppm)
Arbor Meadows Suffolk 424 4.9
Baily Tlr Pk Surry 45 3.0
Ball Point Lancaster 60 3.2
Barnhard Duckfarm Middlesex 160 2.0
Battery Park Isle of Wight 280 4.5
Beale’s Corner Suffolk 76 6.0
Beck’s Subd Suffolk 240 5.3
Bell Acres Richmond 64 2.3
Benn’s Church Isle of Wight 112 4.3
Bennett’s Harbor Suffolk 464 4.9
Berkley Beach-Ebb Tide Westmoreland 735 2.1
Berwyn Way Subd Suffolk 80 4.6
Bethel Hgts Isle of Wight 92 3.3
Black Stump Lancaster 64 3.7
Bleke Hall Subv Westmoreland 228 1.6
Branchville Southhampton 1,000 5.6
Brown’s Store Northumberland 1,048 1.7
Bullock Tr Pk Suffolk 255 5.0
Burgess Northumberland 164 2.8
Byrdtown (Rodgers) Suffolk 144 5.7
Cabin Point Westmoreland 710 1.8
Canton Waterworks Accomack 45 3.9
Carisbrook Isle of Wight 600 4.5
Carrollton Isle of Wight 80 5.0
Carrollton Court Isle of Wight 64 4.7
Carrsville W C Isle of Wight 500 5.0
Caver Gardens York 268 3.0
Cedar Point Suffolk 325 4.6
Cherry Grove Acres W C Isle of Wight 100 4.6
Chesapeake Bay Ests Northumberland 400 2.2
Christchurch School Middlesex 213 2.1
Chuckatuck Suffolk 291 5.3
Churchfields Lancaster 44 3.3
Citizens Water League Suffolk 164 4.9
Clydes Dale MHP Isle of Wight 523 2.3
Colonial Beach Westmoreland 4,000 1.5
Colonial National Hist Park James City 1,000 3.9
Colony Manor Chesapeake 180 3.9
Corrotoman by the Bay Lancaster 200 2.0
Courtland Southampton 966 4.0
Cove Colony Lancaster 124 1.8
Crittenden Suffolk 200 4.9
Cumberland Hospital New Kent 100 2.0
Cypress Cove Gardens Southampton 80 4.6
Daingerfield Essex 40 1.9
Dayle Acres Suffolk 56 4.9
Days Point Isle of Wight 268 4.0
Deerfield Subd Suffolk 492 4.4
Driftwood Beach Westmoreland 196 1.8
Duck Trl Ct Isle of Wight 138 2.5
Eclipse Suffolk 120 4.4
Eclipse WA Inc Suffolk 59 4.5
Edgehill Southampton 332 2.4
Edward’s Trl Pk Isle of Wight 100 3.0
First Colony James City 796 4.6
Fleeton Northumberland 40 2.2
Forest Glen Terrace Suffolk 80 5.4
Foxwells Lancaster 300 3.2
Franklin Franklin 9,000 3.8
Glebe Point Northumberland 112 1.9
Gloucester Co San Dist Gloucester 1,304 2.0
Gloucester Point SD 2 Gloucester 3,350 2.1
Green Springs MHP James City 258 2.2
Gwynfield Subd Essex 480 2.1
Haynesville Corectional Richmond 120 1.9
Heritage Point Lancaster 1,264 2.4
Hobson Artesian Well Suffolk 180 5.0
Hobson Civic Suffolk 148 4.9
Holland Water Co Suffolk 400 5.4
Hollywood Suffolk 56 6.3
Horner’s Beach Westmoreland 184 1.9
Idlewood Suffolk 156 6.0
Indian Creek Ests Northumberland 216 3.0
Irvington Lancaster 870 3.2
Island Creek Mecklenburg 50 1.5
Isle of Wight Mobile Village Isle of Wight 534 4.4
ITT Gwaltney Isle of Wight 1,500 3.5
James Terrace James City 3,040 2.3
Jetty Reach Sub Northumberland 200 2.0
Kilby Shores Suffolk 512 5.2
Kilmarnock Lancaster 1,800 3.3
Kingsland Lancaster 100 3.3
Lake Forest Subd Suffolk 192 5.2
Lake Meade Suffolk 88 5.4
Lake Prince Meadow Suffolk 164 5.6
Lake Speight Colony Suffolk 426 5.4
Lancaster Ct HS Lancaster 140 2.8
Laurel Point Lancaster 68 1.8
Lee-Dale Shores Northumberland 76 2.0
Little Bay Comm Northumberland 32 3.3
Lively Lancaster 636 2.1
Locksley Hall Northumberland 144 2.1
Luckham Pt Sub Northumberland 72 2.0
Luttrellville Richmond 285 2.2
Lyle Jenkins Richmond 500 2.6
Magnolia Suffolk 108 6.1
Magruder Trl Pk York 80 2.0
Maple Hill Suffolk 300 5.4
Milteer Acres Suffolk 400 4.9
Mizipah Nursing Home Middlesex 89 2.8
Murphy’s Trl Ct Isle of Wight 99 4.5
Nansemond Correctional Isle of Wight 285 3.4
Nansemond Gardens Suffolk 660 6.0
Nansemond Shores Suffolk 1,080 3.0
Newsome MHP Isle of Wight 45 4.6
North End Waterworks Accomack 120 2.7
North Weems Lancaster 1,384 3.4
Nottoway Trl Pk Southampton 64 5.9
Oak Ridge Suffolk 900 5.6
Oakland Suffolk 400 5.5
Oakes Terrace Park Isle of Wight 180 2.8
Obrey Subd Isle of Wight 172 4.6
Outlaw Trl Ct Suffolk 60 4.8
Owens Subdivision Isle of Wight 132 3.1
Pinecrest Trl Pk Isle of Wight 22 4.6
Portsmouth Portsmouth 120,000 3.0
Puddle Dock Prince George 768 1.5
Rappahannock Westmin Canter Lancaster 200 2.7
Reedville Northumberland 520 2.2
Rescue Waterworks Isle of Wight 203 4.8
River Bend Estates Northumberland 147 1.9
Rivercliff Suffolk 48 5.4
Riverdale Subdivision Essex 184 1.7
Riverview Improvement Co Isle of Wight 64 4.8
Rosewood Water Supply Suffolk 120 5.4
Roundtree Trl Pk Suffolk 48 5.5
Rushmere Isle of Wight 276 3.3
Rushmere Shores Isle of Wight 135 3.4
S L Hines Suffolk 384 5.3
Saluda Middlesex 456 2.0
Sandy Mount Manor Isle of Wight 288 4.3
Scotland Heights Surry 168 2.3
Scotland Wharf Surry 108 2.3
Scottswood Sub Southampton 400 3.2
Shellbank Woods James City 480 4.8
Sleepy Lake Suffolk 309 5.0
Smithfield Isle of Wight 5,000 3.8
Smithfield Hgts Isle of Wight 284 4.7
Smithfield MHP Isle of Wight 105 3.8
South End (Blackdye) Wtr Works Accomack 160 2.5
South Hill Banks Essex 92 1.8
South Weems Lancaster 336 3.2
Springfield Terrace York 280 2.4
St Bride’s Con Ctr Chesapeake 650 4.2
Stratford Harbour Westmoreland 360 2.0
Stratford Terrace Subd Suffolk 110 5.3
Stratford Village Henrico 380 2.2
Suffolk Suffolk 36,433 2.5
Suffolk Trl Pk Suffolk 96 5.7
Sunray Artesian WC Chesapeake 100 4.1
The Cottages at Golden Eagle Lancaster 104 4.4
The Green Lancaster 72 3.3
Thomas Park Community Isle of Wight 150 3.2
Three Sisters Trl Pk Surry 54 2.4
Tormentor Creek Ests Isle of Wight 72 3.6
Turner Isle of Wight 50 2.3
Urbanna Middlesex 275 2.0
W N Bunch System Suffolk 80 5.7
Wakefield Apts Sussex 128 4.7
Warsaw Richmond 1,500 2.4
Waverly Subd Lancaster 112 3.2
West Point King William 3,350 2.7
West Ridge Waterworks Accomack 120 2.7
Westhaven Lakes Suffolk 128 6.3
Westwood MHP Suffolk 60 5.6
Whaleyville Suffolk 500 4.2
Wheatley Waterworks Accomack 120 3.2
White Sand Harbor Northumberland 190 1.6
White Stone Lancaster 800 2.9
Whitfield Trl Pk Isle of Wight 38 3.8
Wicomico Ridge Northumberland 44 2.4
Willing Workers Isle of Wight 75 4.6
Windsor Isle of Wight 1,500 3.3
York River State Park James City 400 1.6
Zuni Isle of Wight 100 2.3
Information from CDC’s Fluoridation Census published in 1993.

FLUORIDE POLLUTION SOURCES IN VIRGINIA:

In 2008, Virginia ranked #20 out of 48 states for Hydrogen Fluoride releases (1,115,804 pounds). Virginia industry also emitted 666 pounds of Fluorine 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.

Total HF Releases Type of Industry Name of Industry
270,000 Coal-fired power plant CHESTERFIELD POWER STATION. 500 COXENDALE RD, CHESTER, Virginia 23836 (CHESTERFIELD)
230,000 Coal-fired power plant CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CENTER. 2701 VEPCO ST, CHESAPEAKE, Virginia 23323 (CHESAPEAKE (CITY))
180,000 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER CLINCH RIVER PLANT. JUNCTION OF ST RTS 664 & 665, CLEVELAND, Virginia 24225 (RUSSELL)
112,735 Coal-fired power plant DOMINION RESOURCES INC YORKTOWN POWER STATION. 1600 WATERVIEW RD, YORKTOWN, Virginia 23692 (YORK)
77,980 Coal-fired power plant DOMINION RESOURCES INC BREMO POWER STATION. 1038 BREMO RD, BREMO BLUFF, Virginia 23022 (FLUVANNA)
74,000 Coal-fired power plant AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER GLEN LYN PLANT. RTE 460, GLEN LYN, Virginia 24093 (GILES)
31,409 Paper INTERNATIONAL PAPER FRANKLIN MILL. 34040 UNION CAMP DR, FRANKLIN, Virginia 23851 (ISLE OF WIGHT)
25,760 Stone/Clay/Glass GENERAL SHALE BRICK INC PLANT 28. 7164 LEE HWY, ATKINS, Virginia 24311 (SMYTH)
21,116 Coal-fired power plant COGENTRIX VIRGINIA LEASING CORP. 1 WILD DUCK LN, PORTSMOUTH, Virginia 23703 (PORTSMOUTH (CITY))
18,300 Coal-fired power plant DEGS OF NARROWS LLC. 3520 VIRGINIA AVE, NARROWS, Virginia 24124 (GILES)
17,619 Coal-fired power plant JAMES RIVER COGENERATION CO INC. 912 E RANDOLPH RD, HOPEWELL, Virginia 23860 (HOPEWELL (CITY))
10,282 Coal-fired power plant SPRUANCE GENCO LLC. 5001 COMMERCE RD, RICHMOND, Virginia 23234 (RICHMOND (CITY))
9,800 Paper MEADWESTVACO COVINGTON OPERATIONS. 104 E RIVERSIDE ST, COVINGTON, Virginia 24426 (COVINGTON (CITY))
7,661 Computers/Electronics QIMONDA. 6000 TECHNOLOGY BLVD, SANDSTON, Virginia 23150 (HENRICO)
6,587 Coal-fired power plant MIRANT POTOMAC RIVER GENERATING STATION. 1400 N ROYAL ST, ALEXANDRIA, Virginia 22314 (ALEXANDRIA (CITY))
5,689 Coal-fired power plant BIRCHWOOD POWER FACILITY. 10900 BIRCHWOOD DR, KING GEORGE, Virginia 22485 (KING GEORGE)
5,500 Computers/Electronics MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC. 9600 GODWIN DR, MANASSAS, Virginia 20110 (PRINCE WILLIAM)
5,224 Coal-fired power plant DOMINION CLOVER POWER STATION. RTE 92, CLOVER, Virginia 24534 (HALIFAX)
2,980 Coal-fired power plant MECKLENBURG POWER STATION. 204 COGEN DR, CLARKSVILLE, Virginia 23927 (MECKLENBURG)
1,610 Stone/Clay/Glass CORNING INC. 265 CORNING DR, DANVILLE, Virginia 24541 (PITTSYLVANIA)
1,110 Stone/Clay/Glass LAWRENCEVILLE BRICK INC. 16024 GOVERNOR HARRISON PKWY, LAWRENCEVILLE, Virginia 23868 (BRUNSWICK)
666 FLUORINE RELEASES LAWRENCEVILLE BRICK INC. 16024 GOVERNOR HARRISON PKWY, LAWRENCEVILLE, Virginia 23868 (BRUNSWICK)

 

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