Communities which have Rejected Fluoridation Since 1990

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Compiled by Fluoride Action Network

“[I]n recent years, when towns and cities across the country have held voter referenda on fluoridation, its use has been rejected about half the time.” Chemical & Engineering News, September 4, 2006

“While city councils and water boards tend to fluoridate when they have the power,

the electorate is far more divided. Over the past five years, the practice was voted down in 38 of 79 referendums, from Modesto, Calif., to Worcester, Mass.” TIME Magazine, October 24, 2005

“In about 60% of 2000 referenda held in the U.S. since 1950, fluoridation has been voted down.”Chemical & Engineering News August 1, 1988

“The big cities in the United States were mostly fluoridated by executive action in such a way as to avoid public referenda.” – James M. Dunning, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1984. (Quote from: Social Science & Medicine 1984, vol. 19, page 1245.)

“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

“Avoid a referendum. The statistics are that 3 out of 4 fluoridation referenda fail.”– Susan Allen, RDH, BS Fluoridation Coordinator, Public Health Dental Program, State Health Office, Florida. May 7, 1990. (See photocopy of letter)

Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada February 7, 2012
Bolivar, MO February 7, 2012
Myerstown, PA   January 13, 2012
Hartland Township, MI December 20, 2011
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada December 19, 2011
Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada December 12, 2011
Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada November 19, 2011
Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada November 19, 2011
Amesbury, MA November 8, 2011
Lawrenceburg, TN October 18, 2011
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada October 16, 2011
New Plymouth, New Zealand October 13, 2011
Spencer, IN October 13, 2011
Palmer, AK October 11, 2011
Pinellas County, Florida October 4, 2011
College Station, TX September 22, 2011
Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada September 12, 2011
Hohenwald, TN September 6, 2011
Pottstown, PA  August 16, 2011
Spring Hill, TN  August 15, 2011
Philomath, OR August 8, 2011
Taber, Alberta, Canada  July 20, 2011
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada  July 4, 2011
Taumarunui, New Zealand  June 30, 2011
Fairbanks, Alaska  June 6, 2011
Mount Clemens, Michigan  May 16, 2011
Lago Vista, Texas April 21, 2011
Marcellus, MI  March 17, 2011
Independence, Virginia  February 16, 2011
Calgary, Alberta, Canada February 8, 2011
Yellow Springs, Ohio February 7, 2011
Verchères, Québec, Canada February 7, 2011
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania First announced Feb 4, 2010) January 19, 2011
Sparta, North Carolina November 15, 2010
Tellico, Tennessee November 4, 2010
Waterloo, St. Jacobs and Elmira, Ontario, Canada October 25, 2010
Red Bay, Alabama September 15, 2010
Napa, California August 17, 2010
Sandpoint, Idaho July 24, 2010
Kaikohe, New Zealand May 17, 2010
Kaitaia, New Zealand May 17, 2010
Crete, Nebraska May 11, 2010
Dakota City, Nebraska May 11, 2010
Franklin County, Nebraska May 11, 2010
Norfolk, Nebraska May 11, 2010
Wahoo, Nebraska May 11, 2010
Gatineau, Québec, Canada May 5, 2010
Schuylkill Haven Borough, Pennsylvania February 4, 2010
Xenia, Ohio December 16, 2009
Beacon, New York December 7, 2009
Amery, Wisconsin November 30, 2009
Wisner, Nebraska November 10, 2009
Yutan, Nebraska November 10, 2009
Humboldt, Kansas September 22, 2009
Wakefield, Nebraska September 15, 2009
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada July 21, 2009
Poynette, Wisconsin (voted to remove fluoride) April 13, 2009
Plainfield, Vermont (voted to remove fluoride) March 3, 2009
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (for the 2nd time) February 17, 2009
Skagit County, Washington February 10, 2009
Big Canoe, Georgia January 8, 2009
Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, Canada January 1, 2009
Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada December 31, 2008
Test Valley Borough Council (UK) November 13, 2008
Jackman, Maine November 4, 2008
Moose River, Maine November 4, 2008
Corning, New York November 4, 2008
Ainsworth, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Aurora, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Battle Creek, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Bayard, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Beatrice, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Bridgeport, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Broken Bow, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Cambridge, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Central City, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Chadron, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Cozad, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Crawford, Nebraska November 4, 2008
David City, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Eagle, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Friend, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Geneva, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Gothenburg, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Grand Island, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Grant, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Hastings, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Hebron, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Imperial, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Kimball, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Lexington, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Madison, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Milford, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Mitchell, Nebraska November 4, 2008
North Platte, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Ord, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Pawnee City, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Pierce, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Plainview, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Ravenna, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Schuyler, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Scottsbluff, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Shelton, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Sidney, Nebraska November 4, 2008
St. Paul, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Stanton, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Stromsburg, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Sutherland, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Sutton, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Tekamah, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Valentine, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Weeping Water, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Wilber, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Wood River, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Wymore, Nebraska November 4, 2008
York, Nebraska November 4, 2008
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin November 4, 2008
Hyndburn, Lancashire, England September 23, 2008
Pendle, Lancashire, England September 18, 2008
Alamo Heights, Texas September 8, 2008
Alexandra and Earnslceugh/Manuheriki, New Zealand September 8, 2008
Cromwell, New Zealand August 18, 2008
Isle of Man June 12, 2008
Elba, New York June 4, 2008
Littleton, Massachusetts May 10, 2008
Yarmouth, Massachusetts May 6, 2008
Dryden, Ontario, Canada April 2008
Quebec City, Canada (after 36 years of fluoridation) April 1, 2008
Welland, Pelham, and parts of Thorold, Ontario, Canada February 2008
Poughkeepsie, New York February 2008
Manila, Humboldt County, Calfornia February 2008
Elgin City Council, Texas November 2007
Waitaki District Council, New Zealand October 2007
Juneau, Alaska October 2007
O’Connor UD, Sparta, White County, Georgia August 8, 2008
Quebeck Walling UD, Sparta, White County, Georgia August 3, 2008
Cobleskill Village, Schoharie County, New York August 2007
Marshall County BUP#1, Lewisburg, Marshall County, Georgia July 27, 2008
Rotherham, Yorkshire, UK June 2007
Conewango Township, Pennsylvania May 2008
Glade Township, Pennsylvania May 2008
Mead Township, Pennsylvania May 2008
Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania May 2008
Big Creek Utility District, Grundy County, Georgia May 7, 2008
Cagle-Fredonia Utility District, Big Creek, Sequatchie, Georgia May 7, 2008
Altoona, Pennsylvania May 2007
Beach Haven, New Jersey April 2007
Sulphur Rock, Arkansas April 2007
LaGuardo UD, Lebanon, Wilson County, Georgia May 20, 2008
Lebanon Water System, Wilson County, Georgia May 20, 2008
Mt Desert Water District, Maine March 5, 2007
Martin County, Florida December 19, 2006
Juneau, Alaska December 11, 2006
Ashland, Oregon November 21, 2006
Central Bridge Water District, New York November 21, 2006
Lenapah, Oklahoma November 21, 2006
Page, Arizona November 7, 2006
Lincoln, Maine November 7, 2006
Rockford, Iowa January 12, 2006
Golden, British Columbia, Canada November 19, 2005
Lafayette, Tennessee November 9, 2005
Bellingham, Washington State November 8, 2005
Springfield, Ohio November 8, 2005
Xenia, Ohio November 8, 2005
Tooele, Utah November 8, 2005
Mammoth Lakes, California November 8, 2005
Homer, New York November 1, 2005
Hood River, Oregon May 2005
Neosho, Missouri April 5, 2005
Pagosa Springs, Colorado March 2005
Snohomish, Washington State January 2005
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
South Blount Water District, Tennessee June 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
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
Wichita, Kansas October 26, 1999
Boca Raton, Florida October 25, 1999
El Carjon, California April 27, 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, Washington 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
   

Source: FluorideAlert.org

One response

  1. Fluoridation is a Hoax and a Waste of Tax Money

    It is truly sad when the politicains align with the big money, derived from selling this toxic waste fluoride to communities, and ignore the people they are supposed to be representing. People all over the world have learned the truth about the dangers of fluoridation.
    Fluoride is neither a nutrient nor essential for healthy teeth. It is one of the most poisonous substances on Earth. The chemical used (Hexafluorosilicic acid, which is an induatrial toxic waste chemical) cures nothing and heals nothing and has never been tested or approved by FDA or any government agency (in the USA) as safe and effective for human ingestion.
    The company CEO would be arrested immediately if this waste were dumped in a river. The only way they can dump it legally is to run it through the community drinking water system first. It is the defintion of insanity.

    Read the truth produced in the best scientific information on fluoridation here: (www.fluoridealert.org). You will see a petition signed by over 4000 professionals, including hundreds of dentists, hundreds of doctors, and other medical researchers calling on governments everywhere to stop fluoridation.
    There are many large scientific studies there to show that drinking fluoridated water has no positive effect on cavity reduction and to show that it causes cancer, thyroid damage, broken hips from brittle bones, lowered IQ and other health problems.

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