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Number of people supplied with artificially fluoridated water: 5,797,000

Number of people supplied with naturally fluoridated water: 330,000

Total (artificial and natural): 6,127,000

 

Around 5.8 million people in different parts of England are supplied with artificially fluoridated water.

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Cumbria

Around 120,000 people live in areas of west Cumbria covered by legal agreements for the supply of artificially fluoridated water. Communities covered by those agreements include Workington, Maryport, Aspatria, Wigton and Cockermouth in the Allerdale Borough Council area and the communities of Whitehaven, Egremont and Ravenglass in the Copeland Borough Council area. These fluoridation schemes were initiated in the period between 1969 and 1971. For technical reasons, the fluoridation plant at the Cornhow water treatment works serving areas in the north west of the county is reported not to have been in operation since 2006.

Cheshire

Around 137,000 people are supplied with artificially fluoridated water in Cheshire. Fluoridated communities include Crewe, Nantwich, Alsager, Bickerton, Bulkeley, Burland, Wrenbury, Egerton Green, Faddiley, Beeston, Broxton, Handley, Huxley, Malpas and Tarporley. The vast majority of the people have fluoridated water within the county, in the Cheshire East Council area, with just a few thousand in neighbouring areas of Cheshire West Council. These fluoridation schemes were initiated in 1968.

Tyneside

Around 643,000 people are supplied with artificially fluoridated water in and around Tyneside. Fluoridated communities include Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Wallsend, North Shields, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay. These fluoridation schemes were initiated in 1968.

 

Northumberland

Around 101,000 people are supplied with artificially fluoridated water in Northumberland. In the east and north of the county, fluoridated communities include Alnwick, Alnmouth, Howick, Embleton, High Newton by the Sea and Seahouses. In areas of the county to the west of Newcastle upon Tyne, fluoridated communities include Haltwhistle, Henshaw, Haydon Bridge, Corbridge, Haddon on the Wall and Prudhoe. These fluoridation schemes were initiated in 1968.

County Durham

Around 85,000 people are supplied with artificially fluoridated water in parts of County Durham to the south and south east of Newcastle upon Tyne. Fluoridated communities include Consett, Crook, Tow Law, Lanchester and parts of Chester le Street. These fluoridation schemes were initiated in 1968.

Humberside

Around 136,000 people are supplied with artificially fluoridated water in Humberside. Fluoridated communities include Scunthorpe, Barton upon Humber, Brigg and other places in the North Lincolnshire Council area that are located to the north and east of Scunthorpe. Some rural communities to the south west of Grimsby in the neighbouring North East Lincolnshire Council area are also fluoridated. These fluoridation schemes were initiated in 1968/69.

 

Lincolnshire

Around 250,000 people are supplied with artificially fluoridated water in Lincolnshire. Fluoridated communities include Lincoln, Gainsborough, Sleaford, Grantham, parts of Market Rasen and a large number of rural communities across the west and central areas of the county.

Nottinghamshire

About 287,000 people are supplied with artificially fluoridated water in northern and western areas of Nottinghamshire. Fluoridated communities include Worksop, Retford, Mansfield, Sutton in Ashfield and Kirkby in Ashfield. These fluoridation schemes were initiated in the mid-1970s.

Derbyshire

About 43,000 people are supplied with artificially fluoridated water in Derbyshire. Fluoridated communities include parts of Bolsover District bordering Nottinghamshire, and parts of South Derbyshire District bordering Staffordshire.

 

Birmingham

Around 1 million people in Birmingham – the whole of the city’s population – are supplied with artificially fluoridated water. Birmingham’s first fluoridation scheme started in 1964, serving not only the city itself but also neighbouring parts of Solihull. In the mid-1980s a second scheme was introduced to serve the area of Sutton Coldfield, which became part of Birmingham in the local government reorganisation of 1974.

Solihull

Around 200,000 people in Solihull – the whole of the borough’s population – are supplied with artificially fluoridated water. Solihull’s first fluoridation scheme started in 1964 when Birmingham’s water was fluoridated. Further schemes were introduced in the early to mid-1980s to serve the south and east of the metropolitan borough that had been created in 1974, including Knowle, Dorridge, Meriden and Balsall Common.

Coventry

Around 300,000 people in Coventry – the whole of the city’s population – are supplied with artificially fluoridated water. Fluoridation schemes were introduced in stages between 1981 and 1989.

 

Sandwell

Around 300,000 people in Sandwell – the whole of the metropolitan borough’s population – are supplied with artificially fluoridated water. Fluoridated communities include West Bromwich, Wednesbury, Tipton, Oldbury, Smethwick and Rowley Regis. The fluoridation scheme serving Sandwell was initiated in 1986.

Dudley

Around 305,000 people in Dudley – the whole of the metropolitan borough’s population – are supplied with artificially fluoridated water. Fluoridated communities within the borough include Dudley itself, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Brierley Hill, Coseley, Cradley, Amblecote, Kingswinford, Sedgley and Wordsley. Fluoridation schemes were introduced between 1986 and 1988.

Walsall

Around 253,000 people in Walsall – the whole of the metropolitan borough’s population – are supplied with artificially fluoridated water. Fluoridated communities within the borough include Walsall itself, Aldridge, Brownhills, Bloxwich and Willenhall. Fluoridation schemes were introduced between 1985 and 1987.

 

Wolverhampton

Around 236,000 people in Wolverhampton – the whole of the city’s population – are supplied with artificially fluoridated water. Fluoridation of the local water distribution network commenced in 1986.

Staffordshire

Around 497,000 people in the south and east of Staffordshire are supplied with fluoridated water, including the residents of Uttoxeter, which has naturally fluoridated water at the optimum concentration. Fluoridated communities comprise: the whole of the Lichfield District Council area including Burntwood, the whole Tamworth District, the whole of Cannock Chase District, including Hednesford and Rugeley, the whole of East Staffordshire District, including Burton on Trent, Barton under Needwood, Rocester, Yoxall and Uttoxeter large parts of South Staffordshire District, including Acton Trussell, Cheslyn Hay, Codsall, Great Wyrley, Penkridge, Seisdon and Wombourne. Fluoridation was introduced across these areas between 1986 and 1988.

Shropshire

Around 22,000 people in the south eastern corner of Shropshire bordering Wolverhampton and Staffordshire. Fluoridation was introduced in the area during the mid to late 1980s. Communities receiving fluoridated water include Bridgnorth, Eardington, Quatford, Claverley, Badger, Albrighton, Cosford and Boningale.

 

Warwickshire

The whole of Warwickshire is covered by fluoridation agreements, including: the whole of Rugby District, including Rugby itself, Princethorpe, Dunchurch and Ryton on Dunsmore, the whole of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough, the whole of North Warwickshire Borough, including Atherstone, Bulkington, Coleshill, Filongley, Over Whitacre and Polesworth, the whole of Warwick District, including Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stoneleigh, the whole of Stratford on Avon District, including Stratford, Henley in Arden, Claverdon, Southam, Harbury, Bishops Itchington, Napton and Wellesbourne. Fluoridation schemes in the county were introduced progressively between 1964 and 1987.

Worcestershire

round 253,000 people in Worcestershire are supplied with artificially fluoridated water. Fluoridated communities in the county comprise: Bromsgrove District, including Bromsgrove itself, Hagley, Belbroughton, Clent, Barnt Green, Alvechurch and Wythall, Redditch District z Wychavon District, including Droitwich, Evesham and some of the outskirts of Pershore, Part of Wyre Forest District, including Blakedown and Chaddesley Corbett. Fluoridation schemes in the county were introduced between 1970 and 1991.

Bedfordshire

Around 198,000 people in Bedfordshire are supplied with artificially fluoridated water. Fluoridated communities comprise the town of Bedford, Biggleswade, Sandy and many rural areas in the north and east of the county.

 

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