The American Water Works Association (AWWA) supports the recommendations of the World HealthOrganization (WHO), American Medical Association (AMA), Canadian Medical Association (CMA), Centersfor Disease Control (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA), Canadian Dental Association (CDA), andother professional organizations in the medical community, for the fluoridation of public water suppliesas a public health benefit. AWWA supports the application of fluoride in a responsible, effective, andreliable 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.
Adopted by the Board of Directors Jan. 25, 1976, reaffirmed Jan. 31, 1982, revised Jan. 20,
2002, revised Jan.21, 2007, and revised Jan. 22, 2012. Revised January 16, 2016.