PAUL CONNETT, Ph.D. is a graduate of Cambridge University, England, and holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. Since 1983, he taught Chemistry at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where he specialized in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology. He retired in May 2006. Over the past 27 years his research on waste management has taken him to 49 states in the US, 7 provinces in Canada and 53 other countries, where he has given over 2500 pro bono public presentations. Ralph Nader said of Paul Connett, "He is the only person I know who can make waste interesting."
A recent essay on "Zero Waste for Sustainability," along with several videotapes Paul has made on Zero Waste, can be accessed at www.AmericanHealthStudies.org. This site is hosted by the group American Environmental Health Studies Project (AEHSP), which Paul directs.
In March 2012, Paul was the lead author of a book published in Italian entitled Zero Waste: A Revolution in Progress. In addition to covering the Zero Waste movement in Italy, this book contains guest essays from 10 experts on Zero Waste from North America.
Paul Connett has researched the literature on fluoride's toxicity and the fluoridation debate for 16 years. He helped found the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) see http://www.fluoridealert.org He has given invited presentations on the dangers of fluoridation to legislative and research bodies in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, the UK and the US.
He has also given invited presentations to both the US EPA and the US National Research Council. With two other authors he published the book The Case Against Fluoride (Chelsea Green) in 2010. As of August 28, 2012 there has yet to be a scientifically referenced rebuttal to this book, which contains 80 pages of citations to the scientific literature on the subject.
Dr. Connett will speak on The Scientific Case Against Water Fluoridation.