Texas First in the Nation To Provide Fluoride Free Fountains

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 28, 2012
Contact: Robert Love
Phone: (512) 547-8342
Email: Love1929@gmail.com

TEXAS FIRST IN THE NATION TO PROVIDE FLUORIDE FREE FOUNTAINS
The University of Texas Votes for Special Fountains for African Americans

The University of Texas took action last night to protect women and African Americans on campus with AR-36, a resolution that would create water fountains on campus that remove fluoride from the water. Student Government approved the bill with only two casting dissenting votes.

The chamber was filled with African American students who came to hear debate on a bill in support of Affirmative Action on campus. These students were captivated when Neshell Graham, a black pre-med student, took the podium and described how water fluoridation was putting the black community at risk.

Studies show that those with kidney disease, thyroid disease and diabetes are particularly vulnerable fluoride toxicity. Blacks are twice as likely to have diabetes[1] and three times more likely to have kidney disease than whites.[2] And one out of ten women has problems with her thyroid hormones.[3]

The purpose of the fountains is to provide a fluoride-free option for those who are most likely to be harmed by fluoride, specifically women and African Americans.

SG is taking action to offer clean water for at-risk students because:

-One out of five students could be harmed by drinking the water on campus.

-The National Research Council’s 2006 report “Fluoride in Drinking Water” recommended that those suffering from kidney disease, thyroid disease, and diabetes not consume fluoridated drinking water.

-8.3 percent of Americans have diabetes, and African Americans are twice as likely to suffer from diabetes as whites.[4]

-9.8 percent of Americans have kidney disease, and African Americans are three as likely to suffer from kidney disease as whites.[5]

-One out of ten women has a problem with her thyroid hormones.[6]

-The EPA and CDC lowered the maximum level of fluoride in drinking water by 42 percent in 2011, from 1.2 parts per million to .7 ppm.

This landmark legislation will make the University of Texas the first university in the nation to offer a fluoride free fountains on campus.

For more information, contact Robert Love at (512) 547-8342, or by email at Love1929@gmail.com

  1. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/african-americans-and-complications.html
  2. http://www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/fs_new/10factsabtaframerkd.cfm
  3. http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/thyroid/hypothyroidism-too-little-thyroid-hormone
  4. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf
  5. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/kidbladd.htm
  6. http://jim-lowrance.suite101.com/how-many-americans-suffer-thyroid-disorders-a135894
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7 Responses to Texas First in the Nation To Provide Fluoride Free Fountains

  1. This is WONDERFUL news! :D :D :D :D :D

  2. …But it would be a lot better news if there were fluoride-free fountains for everyone…wait what the heck this is sounding like the whole segregation sh*t again…i’m confused…”special” fountains for blacks vs. the ones for non-blacks (where would I, a Latina, fit in, which fountain?)….what the students say is true yes let’s get rid of fluoride in our water…i’m just really confused, did they not take it out of all the fountains?

  3. ok the way you guys worded the article confused me. they approved fountains for everybody. saying at the top “special fountains for african americans” is kind of demeaning and alarming or at least confusing, be careful with your words. reading the article you understand that it’s for everybody it was simply black-powered and woman-powered especially black woman-powered, and that’s awesome, good for the UT kids for doing this :) …. but the way your article reads especially at the top makes it sound kind of racist at first so please be careful with your language and how you word things.

  4. Jayna Kosinski

    All forms of diabetes have been treatable since insulin became available in 1921, and type 2 diabetes may be controlled with medications. Insulin and some oral medications can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugars), which can be dangerous if severe. Both types 1 and 2 are chronic conditions that cannot be cured. Pancreas transplants have been tried with limited success in type 1 DM; gastric bypass surgery has been successful in many with morbid obesity and type 2 DM. Gestational diabetes usually resolves after delivery.-,

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  5. Southern Baptist

    “The University of Texas Votes for Special Fountains for African Americans” DISCRIMINATION!!!!! WE HAD THIS IN THE 50s AND THEY MARCHED TO END THE DISCRIMINATION!!!

  6. Texas is sure selling itself out to the liberals, aren’t they? Flouride free only for blacks? Gimme a break. I don’t want to drink that crap either.

  7. Just because whites are in the lower percentile to catch those diseases doesn’t mean we should be forced to take those lower chances while blacks now get a 0% chance. Sounds like a civil rights issue a lawyer should challenge.

    The lower percentile for whites is an average. Everybody has different genetic makeup and some people are going to be more highly prone to those diseases than others.

    Stop willfully “soft” killing us.

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