Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies

AWWA Policy Statement on Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) supports the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), American Medical Association (AMA), Canadian Medical Association (CMA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA), Canadian Dental Association (CDA), and other professional organizations in the medical community, for the fluoridation of public water supplies as a public health benefit. AWWA supports the application of fluoride in a responsible, effective, and reliable manner that includes monitoring and control of fluoride levels mandated by provincial, state, and/or federal laws and which is subject to community acceptance through applicable local decision making processes. AWWA supports regular reviews of the most current research on fluoride and the positions of the medical and dental communities.

Practices specified in this policy statement are consistent with all other pertinent AWWA policy statements.

Adopted by the Board of Directors Jan. 25, 1976, and reaffirmed Jan. 31,1982, and revised Jan. 20, 2002, and Jan. 21, 2007, and Jan. 22, 2012, and Jan. 16, 2016, and Oct. 24, 2018.