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US Cities who have recently rejected fluoridating their water supply

"The fact that nearly 3 out of every 5 communities which vote on the issue have rejected fluoridation, year after year, does in all likelihood represent a collective judgment on the part of the public that, when all things are considered, fluoridation is not an acceptable public health measure." - Edward Groth III, PhD Dissertation, Stanford University, May 1973

 

Q1 : What US cities have rejected Fluoridating the water supply?  How can I review the source documents to learn more about their decisions?

A1: Please see the list below of cities who have rejected fluoride as well as the date they did so.  Please click on the link on the city to learn about the specifics of why each city made the decision concerning the water supply.

Finally, note that from the list Bellingham choose to reject fluoride in favor of clean water in 1992.

 

US Cities Rejecting Fluoridation of the water supply:

Pagosa Springs, Colorado March 2005
Snohomish, Washington State January 2005
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan November 2, 2004
Lancaster, Ohio November 2, 2004
Hutchinson, Kansas November 2, 2004
Clarksdale, Mississippi October 25, 2004
Milton, Washington State September 20, 2004
Telluride, Colorado September 2004
Sumner, Washington State August 2, 2004
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin April 2004
Honolulu, Hawaii January 28, 2004
Lancaster, Ohio January 12, 2004
Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada June 25, 2003
Dutton-Dunwich, Ontario, Canada June 2003
West Elgin, Ontario, Canada June 2003
Sequim, Washington State May 7, 2003
York, Nebraska May 6, 2003
Columbiana, Alabama May 2003
Canton, New York February 18, 2003
Shaler, Pennsylvania February 11, 2003
Billings, Montana November 5, 2002
Kalispell, Montana November 5, 2002
Washoe County, Nevada November 5, 2002
Methuen, Massachusetts November 5, 2002
Redding, California November 5, 2002
Watsonville, California November 5, 2002
Texarkana, Arkansas November 5, 2002
Ashdown, Arkansas November 5, 2002
Oneida, New York August 6, 2002
Franklin, North Carolina

May 2002:

I'm very pleased with the decision, said Edward Robles, a Franklin resident who argued against fluoridating Franklin's water. "We have good water in Franklin, and there is no reason to pollute it."

 

Plainville, Massachusetts April 1, 2002
Monroe, Louisiana February 26, 2002
Colorado Springs, Colorado January16, 2002
Kennewick, Washington January 15, 2002
Benninton, Vermont January 8, 2002
Lanai, Hawaii January 2002
Cobalt, Ontario, Canada December 11, 2001
Erie, Colorado November 2001
Modesto, California November 7, 2001
Worcester, Massachusetts November 7, 2001
Flagstaff, Arizona November 7, 2001
Sutherlin, Oregon November 7, 2001
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada October 13, 2001
White Salmon, Washington September 2001
Goldendale, Washington September 2001
Bishopville, South Carolina June 2001
Harper, Kansas May 31, 2001
Brewster, Massachusetts May 15, 2001
McPherson, Kansas April 3, 2001
Norridgewock, Maine May 5, 2001
Blue River, Wisconsin February 2001
Willamina, Oregon January 2001
Ithaca, New York November 7, 2000
Spokane, Washington November 7, 2000
Brattleboro, Vermont November 7, 2000
Wenatchee, Washington November 7, 2000
Shawano, Wisconsin November 7, 2000
Nibly City, Utah November 7, 2000
Hyrum City, Utah November 7, 2000
Providence City, Utah November 7, 2000
Smithfield City, Utah November 7, 2000
Logan City, Utah November 7, 2000
River Heights, Utah November 7, 2000
Pequannock, New Jersey November 7, 2000
Ozark, Missouri November 7, 2000
Wooster, Ohio November 7, 2000
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada October 16, 2000
Woodside, California September 2000
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri August 8, 2000
Winfield, Kansas March 6, 2000
Wilmington, Massachusetts February 15, 2000
Santa Barbara, California November 23, 1999
Johnstown, New York November 19, 1999
Tooele, Utah November 2, 1999
Wichita, Kansas October 26, 1999
Boca Raton, Florida October 25, 1999
El Carjon, California April 27, 1999
Escondido, California April 7, 1999
Helix Water District, California April 7, 1999
Lakeside Water District, California April 6, 1999
Hutchinson, Kansas March 30, 1999
Riverview Water District, California March 24, 1999
La Mesa, California March 9, 1999
Santa Cruz, California March 4, 1999 ...banned
Bremerton, California February 2, 1999
Olympia, Washington December 15, 1999
Seward, Nebraska November 3, 1998
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada July 28, 1998... quit after 30 years
Grand Island, Nebraska May 13, 1998... quit
Norfolk, Nebraksa May 13, 1998
North Platte, Nebraska May 13, 1998
Washington, Missouri April 7, 1998
Kitmat, British Columbia, Canada, Canada March 1998... quit
Hot Springs, Arkansas February 1998
Ridgefield, Oregon December 22, 1997
Largo, Florida July 15, 1997
Clearwater, Florida July 15, 1997
North Redington Beach, Florida July 15, 1997
Amsterdam, New York May 21, 1997
Suisun City, California May 1, 1997
Yardly, Pennsylvannia April 16, 1997
Village of Orfordville, Wisconsin December 9, 1996
Western Nassau County, New York November 21, 1996... quit after 23 years
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada November 16, 1996... quit after 42 years
Gothenberg, Nebraska December 1996
Bloomer, Wisconsin November 6, 1996
Kodiak, Alaska July 12, 1996
Carle Place, New York February 1, 1996... quit
Winter Springs, Florida January 10, 1996
Pasco, Florida December 14, 1995
York, Pennsylvannia July 29, 1995
Thurmont, Maryland February 3, 1994
Albany, New York December 8, 1994
Middletown, Maryland November 1993... quit
Barnstable, (Cape Cod) Massachusetts November 4, 1993
Wagoner, Oklahoma June 17, 1993
Redwood Valley, California February 6, 1993
Los Altos Hills (Purissima) California 1993
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada April 1993... quit after 33 years
Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada November 1993... quit after 19 years
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada November 1993... quit after 20 years
Fort Smith, Arkansas November 3, 1992
Milltown, Wisconsin October 17, 1992
Bellingham, Washington May 19, 1992
Comox/Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada February 1992
Palm Beach County, Florida October 22, 1991
Ketchikan, Alaska October 2, 1991
Suffolk County, New York August 15, 1991
Davis, California December 14, 1990... 5th rejection
Morgan Hill, California

March 7, 1990... quit

(see fluoridealert.org/communities.htm for individual news articles)

 

 

 

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