Can Fluoridation Harm the Environment?

Community water fluoridation is for public water supplies.  River and streams are not fluoridated.  There are no environmental affects due to community water fluoridation.

Furthermore, since the chemicals used for water fluoridation are co-products of the manufacture of phosphate fertilizers and the raw material used is a natural resource (rocks excavated for their mineral content), water fluoridation could accurately be described as environmentally friendly, as it maximizes the use made of these natural resources and reduces waste.