Dallas County Commissioners recognized the tremendous contributions to public health and innovation by Thabit Pulak, in Commissioners Court today. Thabit Pulak will be a senior at Richardson High School in the fall and will be representing his class as the Senior President.
He has developed an innovative and affordable new filter to eliminate dangerous levels of arsenic from drinking water which is currently being tested in Bangladesh. According to a study by the University of Chicago over seventy-seven million individuals in Bangladesh have been exposed to toxic levels of arsenic and arsenic poisoning caused by contaminated drinking water.
Judge Jenkins added that the innovation is not only relevant to Bangladesh but that there are people who risk exposure to arsenic in water in the U.S as well and then praised the system that educated such a visionary young man, saying “and can we just give credit where it’s due – Thabit is a Dallas County schools student!”