The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
From 2003 to 2019, TEDX produced and shared scientific evidence of endocrine disruption with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and the public. Although we are no longer operating, our website resources will remain available.

Remembering TEDX

For 16 years TEDX produced and shared scientific evidence of endocrine disruption with key stakeholders, and connected people with the information they needed to create a safer, healthier world. Due to lack of funding, we closed the organization on November 30, 2019. 

We remain forever grateful for the vision and inspiration of our late founder, Dr. Theo Colborn; the commitment and productivity of TEDX’s dedicated staff; the guidance of Executive Director Dr. Carol Kwiatkowski and the Board of Directors; our funders large and small, who made the work possible; and for the many partner organizations that fueled our work with their wisdom and passion. Thank you all!

Comments (46)

  1. Nora Demers:
    Sep 04, 2019 at 09:11 AM

    This is awful!
    Is there any way to keep TEDX going?
    Has another group taken up the flag?
    Will the website remain active?

  2. Beverley Thorpe:
    Sep 03, 2019 at 01:22 PM

    I was so saddened by this news. TEDX is a much needed resource particularly as the health issues and biodiversity threat of EDCs continues to build. Theo was one of my most important mentors when we at Greenpeace were campaigning to phase out organochlorines in the late 1980s working to highlight the dioxin connection, toxic lifecycle of PVC and more. the massive increase in awareness of hormone disruption in Great Lakes ecosystems and humans in general was a big motivator for our campaigning message. When Our Stolen Future became translated many international Greenpeace offices even had press conferences to announce why she and her work were so crucial. Today, we understand more about EDCs thanks to TEDX and the fantastic work of Carol and others. I hope we can continue to move this work forward - as we must. Much respect to you all. Bev

  3. natacha Cingotti:
    Sep 02, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Reading about TEDX closing its doors in November this year has been the most heartbreaking piece of news of the year and a huge loss for the public health movement working to improve the identification and regulation, and eventual reduction of endocrine disruptors in people's daily lives. Over the years, data and research provided by the TEDX colleagues have been of invaluable help in our advocacy work (including early warning and highly technical discussions with regulatory agencies and governments) as well as for public awareness purpose. I truly hope that this will only be a temporary goodbye and there will be some ways to keep the essential work done so far alive and kicking, albeit under new forms. Thank you TEDX colleagues for inspiring us and leading the way!

  4. Leif Magnuson:
    Sep 01, 2019 at 06:07 PM

    Oh my. I hope your mission can be preserved in this form or another. Why are you leaving? Where will your contributions and data live on? Where were you able to make the greatest difference and who will fill that role?

  5. Nina L Dunbar:
    Aug 30, 2019 at 08:38 PM

    Thank you and congratulations to all of the brave and bold women of TEDX. TEDX's founder, Theo Colborn was an original thinker and passionate scientist. Her successor, Carol Kwiatkowski remained true to Theo's vision while taking this small but mighty organization into a much broader arena, synthesizing critical research for use across disciplines and media platforms. May TEDX's vision and legacy continue with each of us.

  6. Olive Kaiser:
    Aug 29, 2019 at 11:53 PM

    Oh I'm so sorry to hear this. I just linked some of your information on to my website and was so happy to have it. Now more than ever we need this information.

  7. Martin Mulvihill:
    Aug 29, 2019 at 07:27 PM

    Thank you to TEDX and all who have been involved with building this vital organization through the years.

    TEDX has been one of the most influential drivers for the dissemination and advancement of the science of endocrine disruption. Through the hard work of its staff and supporters they have left a lasting impression on scientists and advocates alike. Endocrine disruption and endocrine disrupting chemicals have become a central issue in the fight for safer chemistry and consumer products. This would not have been possible without the foundational work of TEDX.

    As a chemist by training, TEDX was one of the first places I was able to find more information and science concerning endocrine disruption. The database of EDC chemicals became my go-to reference and something that I shared with many students and entrepreneurs in the years since first visiting the website.

    It is sad to see TEDX close, but I take comfort in the lasting impact that they have had in bringing EDC to the forefront of the Environmental Health movement.

  8. Gottfried Arnold:
    Aug 29, 2019 at 03:45 PM

    I am so sorry that you have to stop. Thank you very much for giving so much good information: you were the best source to get into the basics of EDCs and the most reliable information on this important theme.
    Thank You so much by a German pediatrician!
    Gottfried Arnold

  9. Roy Ozanne:
    Aug 29, 2019 at 02:02 PM

    Oh Dear God, Bless TEDX, its staff and all the work do

    This news has brought up my grief over Theo's departure from this earth. I cannot think clearly about TEDX until I share some of my feelings about Theo.

    We are all special in this creation, but how especially special she was!!

    Sharp!! Intellect like a razor. She could see into things in an instant. No compromising the truth, even when it hurt. But she was also so tender hearted and caring inside. She cared about everyone she knew.

    She loved God's creation and knew every flower, every bird, every insect. She loved life, not the high life, but the life God gives to all. For her, GOD was a short spelling of GOOD. She did her most GOOD in everything she did, except in grammar and spelling of her emails. She knew the value of things and perfectly typed emails was not high on her list.

    How did one frail sheep farmer/pharmacist accomplish so much??? How can I ever thank her enough??

    How can Ecclesiastes be so true that all good things will pass away as well as all wicked things?

    The "things" do pass on, yet the Spirit of Good, of Theo(means God, yes?), lives on and may it continue to inspire us to greater good!!

    May God watch over TEDX and all its people. Blessings to all!!

    With greatest respect for Theo and all of you at TEDX. Theo was never a quitter and I am sure you will not be either!! Onward!! There is so much GOOD to do.

    My apologies for rambling on. My tears cloud my mind.


  10. Clark Rhoades:
    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Theo and TEDX were invaluable in fighting fracking in NYS. All of humanity is grateful for the information published as it was the only place devoted to publishing endocrine disruptors information.

    Thanks for all your effort and hopefully you will continue this important work.


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