Pediatrician Yolanda Whyte, National Expert on African Americans and Fluoride, Speaks in Portland

Clean Water Portland hosts Atlanta pediatrician Dr. Yolanda Whyte, current member of the National Medical Association’s Environmental Health Task Force, speaking on the impact of fluoride on children’s health.

The events are Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Portland State University, Room 236 in the Smith Memorial Student Union, 7 p.m.; and Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Emmanuel Temple Church, 1033 N. Sumner St., 7 p.m.

Whyte, a former member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health, opposes water fluoridation, and will talk about why the federal government recommends against using fluoridated water in baby formula, why she believes that African American and Latino kids suffer disproportionate ill effects from the practice, and what impact it might have on diabetics and people with kidney and liver disease.

Another question Whyte will discuss is how fluoride fits in with other environmental chemicals placing an increasing health burden on kids.

February 8, 2013

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