Tagged: Connett

The 52 IQ studies used by anti-fluoride campaigners - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 28, 2018

Slide number 30 from Paul Connett presentation prepared for a talk at NZ Parliament buildings in February 2018. Continuing my critique of the presentation prepared by Paul Connett for his much-publicised meeting at Parliament Building in February. The meeting attracted only three MPs but his presentation is useful as it presents all the arguments anti-fluoride campaigners rely on at the … Read More

Fluoridation: Connett’s criticism of New Zealand research debunked - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 13, 2015

Paul Connett, Executive Director of the Fluoride Action Network recently made a presentation to Dever Water opposing community Water Fluoridation (CWF). Many of his claims were just wrong – he seriously distorted the science and used this to misinform the board … Continue reading → … Read More

Fluoridation: Connett’s naive used of WHO data debunked - Unsorted

Ken Perrott Aug 12, 2015

Paul Connett is the Executive Director of the anti-fluoride propagandists group, the Fluoridation Action Network (FAN). His recent presentation to the Denver Water Board’s fluoridation forum was full of scientific misrepresentations and distortions. I debunked his claims on fluoridation and … Continue reading → … Read More

Connett fiddles the data on fluoride - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 23, 2015

I am always suspicious when activists present simple figures to confirm their bias and fool their audience. I think anti-fluoride activists do this a lot. Here is an example in Paul Connett’s presentation to the recent Sydney anti-fluoride conference. Connett uses data from Xiang et al (2003) and some of Xiang’s other papers and presentation to … … Continue reading … Read More

Is comfirmation bias essential to anti-fluoride “research?” - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 13, 2015

Anti-fluoride propagandists like Declan Waugh and Paul Connett avidly scan the scientific literature looking for anything they can present as evidence for harmful effects of community water fluoridation (CWF). Sometimes they will even do their own “research”  using published and on-line health data looking for any correlations with CWF, or even just with fluoride levels … … Continue reading … Read More

Fluoride debate: Response to Daniel Ryan’s critique – Rita Bartlett-Rose - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 15, 2014

Rita Barnett-Rose, author of “Compulsory water fluoridation: Justifiable public health benefit or human experimental research without informed consent” has replied to Daniel Ryan’s critique of her paper. Daniel’s critique was posted yesterday at Fluoride debate: A response to Rita Barnett-Rose – Daniel Ryan. … Continue reading → … Read More

Crude dredging of the scientific literature - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 15, 2014

I am always amazed at how some people will crudely misrepresent the scientific literature in their efforts to pretend their particular political agenda is scientifically valid. The way they will dredge the scientific literature searching for studies they can quote and misrepresent seems an extreme form of cherry picking and confirmation bias. Surely those indulging in such … … Continue reading … Read More

What happens when fluoridation is stopped? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 03, 2014

Anti-fluoride propagandists continually assert that fluoride is not effective in reducing tooth decay. One piece of “evidence” they rely on for this is a claim that when fluoridation is stopped dental health does not decline, But is this claim true? Does the scientific literature really show tooth decay doesn’t rise when fluoridation is stopped? Connett … … Continue reading … Read More

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