posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 12:57 PM
ALBERT BURGSTAHLER, EDITOR OF THE
JOURNAL FLUORIDE, DIED OCTOBER 12.
He began his life-long career at the University of Kansas in 1956 as an Associate Professor in Chemistry. He then became a full Professor of Chemistry
in 1965. He became Professor Emeritus of Chemistry in 1998.
At the University of Kansas his teaching and research were devoted mainly to general and organic chemistry and the synthesis and chemistry of natural
products. Other interests included toxic effects of environmental pollutants. His true passion was helping to eliminate fluoridation of public water
all over the world. His interest in fluoride began in the early 1960′s and in a short time he became one of the world’s best known authors on the
dangers of fluoridation. He was the editor and chief of the quarterly scientific journal Fluoride, published since 1968 by the International Society
for Fluoride Research.
This man was my nephew's grandfather. I know many members of ATS will be interested in learning of his passing.
I myself have only met him a few times, and never have sat and talked with him, so I can't say "I knew him"...
nor am I particularly interested in the "Flouride" debate...
but many of you are probably very familiar with his work.
Mostly just a heads-up.
edit on 10/15/13 by wildtimes because: (no reason given)