Paul Connett, PhD, is currently Acting Director of Fluoride Action Network, one of the largest organisations opposing water fluoridation worldwide.
As a prominent water fluoridation critic he has travelled extensively liaising with groups who oppose adding the toxin fluoride to community water supplies in other fluoridating countries.
Paul is a graduate of Cambridge University, holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College and taught chemistry for 23 years at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, where he specialised in environmental chemistry and toxicology.
In 1996, Paul was persuaded by his wife, Ellen, to investigate the controversial practice of water fluoridation and subsequently in 2000 became one of the founders of the Fluoride Action Network which he directed for 15 years.
In 2003, he gave an invited presentation to a panel appointed by the US National Research Council, which published a landmark review of fluoride’s toxicity in 2006.
In 2010 Paul co-authored The Case against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There along with Dr James Beck and Dr Spedding Micklem.
This seminal text brought new research to light including links between fluoride and harm to the brain, bones and endocrine system while arguing that the evidence of fluoridation reducing tooth decay, the sole reason it is added to drinking water, is surprisingly weak.