There used to be a time when Professor Paul Connett preferred to just teach environmental chemistry and toxicology at St Lawrence University in New York and never paid any heed to the hot fluoride debate going on.
But it had to change one day when his wife gave him some research papers along with a cup of tea. After reading those papers, he realized the gravity of the issue. He was shocked to know that how incredibly low fluoride is in mother’s milk as if it was necessary for children’s teeth then it should have been there in mother’s milk which is as low as 0.004 parts per million.
Showing his great belief and respect for nature’s chemistry and biochemistry, he added, “I had succumbed to the prevailing nonsense in the States that the people against fluoride were a bunch of crazies, and many people fear to get involved in the anti-fluoride movement because they don’t want to be tagged as loonies”.
Professor Connett, the writer of “The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics” stated that there is hardly any difference between fluoridated countries and non-fluoridated countries and the evidence related to reduction of dental caries is weak in itself.
He blames it all on political hegemony and says that it’s his 14 years of frustration which made him write this book.