Florida is our home, and Mosaic is committed to protecting the people and the communities where we and our families live and work.
Public health is a foundational concern to Mosaic. The Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute (FIPR) has extensively studied and conducted research concerning public health, phosphogypsum management, beneficiation and reclamation since 1978. Operating as an independent research organization affiliated with Florida Polytechnic University, FIPR Institute has conducted studies that show no linked increase in health issues or workplace exposures in the phosphate industry.
Air Quality around Mosaic Sites
There’s no resource more important than the air we breathe. At Mosaic’s manufacturing facilities, we perform air-quality checks and report on these results to regulators. Our fertilizer manufacturing facilities are permitted and are required to have an air quality monitoring plan and monitoring devices. We also use preventive measures such as water trucks and vegetative berms to minimize dust concerns.
Among its other products, Mosaic produces fluorosilicic acid (FSA), under strict industry and regulatory standards, which has been supplied to municipalities across the country for decades as a safe drinking water additive. Many potable water producers add FSA to drinking water to promote dental health. The use of FSA is heralded as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.
Learn more about the science behind fluoridation:
- Health Canada
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- American Dental Association
- Association of State & Territorial Dental Directors
We believe that we have a responsibility to support the communities where we operate. In addition to the jobs provided by Mosaic, our operations generate broad economic benefits across the region while boosting state and local government revenues that benefit public services and education. Additionally, we are proud of our philanthropic support for local organizations and efforts that improve the quality of life in the communities in which we operate.