He is the Director of the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), and the Executive Director of its parent body, the American Environmental Health Studies Project (AEHSP). FAN is a coalition of citizens and scientists from 14 different countries who are working toward ending fluoridation worldwide through informed debate. FAN is considered to be the leading organisation of the growing world-wide opposition to fluoridation.
Dr. Connett holds a B.A. (Honours) in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, England and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire and is a retired professor of environmental chemistry and toxicology at St. Lawrence University. He lives in Canton, New York.
Dr Connett has spent the past 14 years researching the effects of fluoride on human health and the environment. In 2000 he was invited by the York University team, which reviewed fluoridation for the British government, to peer review their report. His critique can be found at http://www.fluoridealert.org/york-critique.htm
In October 2000, he was invited by the Irish government to present his views on fluoridation before the Fluoridation Forum, a panel established by the Irish Ministry of Health. And in 2003, Dr. Connett gave an invited presentation to the US National Research Council committee reviewing the safety of the US EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for fluoride in drinking water. This power point presentation is available at http://www.fluoridealert.org/nrc-final.ppt and the paper supporting this presentation is available at http://www.fluoridealert.org/nrc-paper.pdf.