Paul Connett is affiliated with a group called the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Dr. Stephen Barrett, the physician who founded Quackwatch.org, has carefully researched many organizations claiming to be experts on health or medical issues. Quackwatch.org reports that FAN is a group that "we distrust" on dental issues: http://www.dentalwatch.org/org/nonrec.html. It's easy to understand why - FAN's website cites many "studies" that are flawed or have not been peer-reviewed by independent scientists.
Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association endorse water fluoridation as safe and effective. I trust their knowledge and expertise. And I'm sure most people would trust them over the unproven claims that are often made on blog sites.11 months ago