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. Evelyn Hess:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 05:07 PM

    So very sorry to hear this news. I wish all of you the best and dearly hope you will be able to continue this important work, if in a different venue.
    Thank you and good luck!

  2. Mary Jensen:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 04:42 PM

    Standing ovation for your work. Have you considered making your research summaries, etc available on a thumb drive? Could go to libraries, and other interested sites like GreenMed who are interested in keeping the public informed... Bravo to you.

  3. J. J. Delfino:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 04:10 PM

    My students and my course materials have been very well informed, starting with Our Stolen Future and continuing until now. Thank you TEDX which I coincidentally mentioned again today in class as a continuing source of information. And thank you Theo and team for motivation and vision. I introduced Theo to a number of my students at a conference in Vail some years ago and to this day, the mention of that experience re-ignites excitement as a highlight in the early stages of their careers.

  4. Heather Cantino:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 02:57 PM

    Your contributions to the scientific and advocacy communities with rigorous and essential science have been invaluable. Thank you for all your work and for your ongoing efforts now to ensure that your work will continue via other organizations and your online presence. With sadness and much appreciation, Heather Cantino, Athens County's Future Action Network, aka Athens County (OH) Fracking Action Network, acfan.org

  5. Valerie Brown:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 02:44 PM

    So sorry to hear this news. But the work you have done is monumental and will serve as the foundation of future work by others. It's a great legacy.

  6. Amit Rosner:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 02:33 PM

    Dear TEDX team, thank you for your immense contribution. I am sure the TEDX team members will continue to work for a safer world - good luck to you all in your next endeavors. On a personal note, your scientific work has greatly inspired me in developing Clearya as practical tool for raising awareness of endocrine disruptors in daily products. I am grateful for that.
    Amit Rosner

  7. Caroline Cox:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 02:17 PM

    Your resources have been a critical part of so many of my projects. You have completed a body of work that will sustain the field of endocrine disruption for years to come. Thanks for everything.

  8. Mary Ann Ottinger:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 01:39 PM

    Thank you for an outstanding contribution to the field for many years. Theo was very proud of you and I hope that all of you continue to work to inform researchers and the public about the impacts of endocrine disruptors on human and wildlife health. My best wishes, Mary Ann

  9. Indira Nair:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 01:36 PM

    TEDX has been so important in my education and my students' as you kept us informed and educated. "Stolen Future" was a staple of my course on emerging environmental issues; and TEDX was a great source to update students, and offer them challenging questions.
    You have such a wonderful staff. THANK YOU for this incredible service!

  10. Jim Emberger:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 01:25 PM

    It has been almost ten years since I first contacted Dr. Colborn for information on the effects of the chemicals associated with shale gas development. I cannot imagine a more gracious and helpful person. We used the information from TEDX for education, and for testimony to our provincial commission on hydrofracking (New Brunswick, Canada.)

    After Theo's passing, we filed suit against our government and once again TEDX's research was featured, and Dr. Kwiatkowski , also gracious and helpful, agreed to be an expert witness for us.

    Fortunately, before going to trial, the government declared a moratorium. Now, however, a new government threatens to lift it, so I am really happy that your research and database will be preserved - both are invaluable. I will miss the webinars, but I wish all the staff and researchers the best of luck moving forward. Thanks for everything.

    Jim Emberger, Spokesperson
    New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance

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