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. Dr, Jude Todd:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 01:18 PM

    Oh! I am very sorry to see TEDX go. I became interested in endocrine disrupting chemicals several years ago, and you helped tremendously in my research efforts. But I certainly understand the struggle for funding in today's world where so many worthy causes need funding. Thank you for arranging to keep your website up. The information you have is a treasure.
    With much gratitude,
    Jude Todd, PhD

  2. François Veillerette:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 01:09 PM

    I am the director of the french NGO Générations Futures. We work a lot on pesticides and ED chemicals. The fantastic work accomplished by TEDX hash been of paramount importance to us in the past years. We feel sad that you plan to sunset your organisation... However we hope that we'll find ways to collaborate on specific projects in the future , one way or another. With all our gratitude from Paris, France. François Veillerette.

  3. Jennifer Sass:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 01:01 PM

    Dear TEDX, Thank you for all your work to raise all boats, make all of us smarter and more effective. Theo was well represented by all of you, and her impacts will continue through your continued work. I'll miss you, and look forward to joining forces in other ways in the future.

  4. Daphne C. Mitchell:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    While I am not able to sustain TEDX financially, I have appreciated its work and have referred many lay friends to its resources. I hope the resources you have given us remain in the public domain.

  5. Heather Patisaul:
    Aug 27, 2019 at 07:37 PM

    TEDX has been a part of my entire career. I first visited TEDX after meeting Theo at a AAAS meeting, and found the Critical Windows of Development database a powerfully useful tool as I was working on some of my first grants and projects. I've continued to use it as part of my Fetal Basis of Adult Disease class. Carol did a wonderful job of carrying on and nurturing Theo's vision and legacy. The systematic reviews Carol and her brilliant team led are a lasting legacy for the field, and will influence policy for years to come. I am sad to see TEDX go but so incredibly grateful to its terrific staff and supporters. it is a legacy and history to be proud of.

  6. sharyle patton:
    Aug 27, 2019 at 01:02 PM

    TEDX has been the primary leader in educating academicians, researchers, health-based groups and decision-makers about EDCs and the erosion of human and ecosystem well being because of exposures to EDCs. TEDX has maintained a wise and nimble staff for sixteen years, and their depth of research and outreach capacity is going to be missed throughout the EDC research community.

    TEDX has long guided the work of the Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center. I will miss TEDX's support and willingness to lend a hand whenever asked. TEDX programs will find homes in other entities,and we look forward to collaborations with you all in your future undertakings which will doubtlessly be as successful as TEDX has been in leading the field in EDC work.

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