Highlights of the evening:
-Learn how we can win the water fluoridation fight and sign up to get involved!
-Hear from Dr. Paul Connett, Executive Director for Fluoride Action Network, recognized as one of the nation's leading expert on the impacts of water fluoridation.
-Get the latest updates about the City of Portland's rush to fluoridate.
Join the campaign that will take the fluoridation issue to the ballot and give the public a right to vote.
Help us turn back the City's misguided attempt to force fluoridation chemicals into our drinking water.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH AT THE FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH 7 PM
ELIOT CHAPEL, 1011 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 (SEE MAP)
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Professor of Chemistry Paul Connett's environmental activism goes beyond his classes. Paul Connett has received numerous awards and citations for his work, and frequently participates in community discussions on fluoridation. A graduate of Cambridge University, Connett holds a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College and joined the faculty at St. Lawrence in 1983.
Investigations into the scientific evidence against the practice of water fluoridation has become a family affair for the Connett household. His son Michael '99 is the research director and Webmaster for the Fluoride Action Network ( http://www.fluoridealert.org/), and his wife, Ellen, is also involved in researching the topic. All three presented scientific papers at the 26th Conference of the International Society for Fluoride Research, held in Wiesbaden, Germany, recently.
Connett's opposition to incineration as a method of managing solid waste, based on his chemical analysis of the byproducts of the process, has taken him to 49 states, five Canadian provinces and 44 other countries. He has given over 1,700 public presentations, written many articles on dioxin and waste management and co-produced several videotapes on those topics, as a result of that research.
In addition to his passionate interest in environmental chemistry, Connett is also a classical music aficionado, often playing favorite pieces for students in his classes, and hosting a music program on North Country Public Radio.
Connett says that he has devoted a great deal of time and effort to grass-roots environmental organizations during his career, because "that is the place where we can effect genuine change."