Paul Connett

Dr. Paul Connett is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College. Since 1983 he taught chemistry at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY where he specialized in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology. He retired in May 2006. Over the past 26 years his research on waste management has taken him to 49 states in the US, and 54 other countries, where he has given over 2000 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” which was published as a chapter in a book in Italy in 2009 (Rifiuto: Riduco e Riciclo per vivere meglio, Monanari, S. (ed)) along with several videotapes Paul has made on Zero Waste, can be accessed at This site is hosted by the group AESHP (American Environmental Health Studies Project) which Paul directs. Paul Connett has researched the literature on fluoride’s toxicity and the fluoridation debate for 15 years. He helped found the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) see 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. This has included invited presentations to both the US EPA and the National Research Council. With two other authors he published the book, “The Case Against Fluoride” (Chelsea Green) in 2010. As of Jan 2012 there has yet to be a scientifically referenced response to this book, which contains 80 pages of citations to the scientific literature on the subject.