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EPA Denies Anti-Fluoride Petition

The EPA rejected a petition in August 2013 seeking to ban a form of fluoride that is commonly used to fluoridate drinking water, noting that petitioners lacked “sufficient facts” to support their case.

Tennessee Law Requires Public Notice

A Tennessee law enacted in 2012 requires local water systems to provide a minimum period of public notification before ceasing or starting fluoridation.

DeAryan v. Butler

Case Name: 
DeAryan v. Butler
Plaintiff: 
C. Leon DeAryan
Defendant: 
John D. Butler as Mayor of the City of San Diego
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119 Cal. App. 2d 674; 260 P.2d 98 (Cal. Dist. Ct. App. 1953)

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1953
Court Name: 
Court of Appeal of California, Fourth Appellate District
Abstract: 

Plaintiff filed an action to enjoin the City of San Diego after it adopted a resolution to add a fluoride compound to the public water supply, arguing that the City's actions exceeded the authority granted to it by its charter and the California Health and Safety Code. The court held that the addition of fluoride to the water supply was a valid exercise of the City's police power, so long as it was not unreasonable or an abuse of discretion so to do. Plaintiff did not allege such an abuse of discretion, and the court determined that the City's action was not a violation of any fundamental right. The City's resolution was upheld.

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4527
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Opinion Judges: 
Griffin J, Barnard PJ, Mussell J

Beck v. City Council of Beverly Hills

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Beck v. City Council of Beverly Hills
Plaintiff: 
Hermine Beck
Defendant: 
City Council of Beverly Hills
Citation: 

30 Cal. App. 3d 112; 106 Cal. Rptr. 163 (Cal. Ct. App. 1972)

Year: 
1972
Court Name: 
Court of Appeal of California, Second Appellate District
Abstract: 

Plaintiffs sought to enjoin the Beverly Hills City Council from fluoridating the municipal water supply, arguing that the City Council’s actions were improper and that fluoride, because it is a poison, may not be introduced into a public water supply without a prescription. The court found that fluoridation of water is a reasonable and proper exercise of the police power in the interest of public health.

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40140
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Opinion Judges: 
Compton J, Roth PJ, Herndon J

Alaska :: Ordinance :: Bisbee

Citation: 

Bisbee, Alaska, Municipal Code § 9.5 (1969).

Date Adopted: 
Mon, 12/01/1969
Article: 
§ 9.5. Fluoride in City Water System
Legislation Type: 
Ordinance
Locality: 
Bisbee
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Alaska :: Ordinance :: Nome

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Nome, Alaska, Municipal Code § 020.

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10. Health, Safety, and Welfare
Chapter: 
20. Potable Water Supply
Legislation Type: 
Ordinance
Locality: 
Nome
Section: 
§ 020. Additives to water
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Alaska :: Ordinance :: Fairbanks

Citation: 

Fairbanks, Alaska, Municipal Code § 82-1 (2011).

Date Adopted: 
Fri, 07/01/2011
Chapter: 
82. Utilities
Article: 
I. In General
Legislation Type: 
Ordinance
Locality: 
Fairbanks
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§ 82-1. Community Water Systems
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Alaska :: Ordinance :: Anchorage

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Anchorage, Alaska, Municipal Code § 050 (2004).

Date Adopted: 
Tue, 06/22/2004
Title: 
26. Utilities
Chapter: 
40. Water Service
Legislation Type: 
Ordinance
Locality: 
Anchorage
Section: 
§ 050. Fluoridation of water
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Missouri :: Ordinance :: Sullivan

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Sullivan's City Council passed Ordiance 3667, eliminating the city's fluoridation requirement, repealing Sullivan Code 705.050. 

See also James B. Bartle, Fluoridation Repealed In Sullivan, Three Ordinances Approved, Sullivan Independent News (June 2, 2015), available at http://www.mysullivannews.com/2015/06/fluoridation-repealed-in-sullivan-....

 

Last updated: June 19, 2015.  

 

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Michigan :: Ordinance :: West Branch

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On June 1, 2015, West Branch City Counsel voted 6-1 to increase water fluoridation levels to the state and Federal recommended 0.7 ppm. See Matt Varcak, "City votes to increase level of fluoride in the water," Ogemaw County Herald (June 1, 2015), available at http://www.ogemawherald.com/stories/City-votes-to-increase-level-of-fluoride-in-water,101683.   

 

Last updated June 19, 2015.

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New York :: Administrative Code

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The additions to the New York Public Health Code prevent jurisdictions already participating in water fluoridation from ceasing their program without first providing a notice to the public and a ninety-day comment period.

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NY PUB HEALTH § 1100–a

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Mon, 04/13/2015
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West Virginia :: Local Authority :: Clarksburg

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Clarksburg, WV has voted to take bids for all of its water treatment chemicals save for fluoride, essentially ending water fluoridation in the jurisdiction.  See http://wvmetronews.com/2015/05/11/clarksburg-water-board-votes-to-end-practice-of-fluoridation/.  The Water Board has decided to continue to discuss the issue even after not voting to fund any fluoride contracts. See http://www.theet.com/news/local/water-board-to-resume-discussions-about-fluoride/article_4000700a-30b8-5d34-a8db-bb29463c472c.html

Last Updated: May 19, 2015

Michigan :: Ogemaw County :: Consideration

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The West Branch (Michigan) city counsel will consider whether to add fluoride to its water supply in the near future.  See http://ogemawherald.com/stories/City-to-consider-adding-additional-fluor....

 

Last updated: April 10, 2015.  

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