Professor Paul Connett is on the show to kick up some controversy this week and discuss the hot topic of water fluoridation. For years, the public has widely accepted it, but do you really know what this over exposure of fluoride is doing to your body? In this episode, Dr Paul Connett sheds light on the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding all things fluoride. Do we need it in our water system? Why is it there? What ramifications does it have for your health? And what can you do about it? All these questions, and more answered on this week’s episode of The Inspired Optimist Podcast.
Paul Connett is a prominent water fluoridation critic, executive director of the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), one of the largest organizations opposing water fluoridation worldwide. Connett has been invited by environmental organizations opposing fluoridation to come and lecture on the subject in fluoridating countries such as Israel and New Zealand.
Connett is a graduate of Cambridge University. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College. After teaching chemistry and toxicology for 23 years at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, he retired from his full professorship. He is currently also the director of the American Environmental Health Studies Project. In 2004, Connett published the paper 50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation. In 2010 he coauthored; 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. H. Spedding Micklem.