The Endocrine Disruption Exchange

Remembering TEDX

For 16 years TEDX has 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. We are currently sunsetting the organization and our doors will officially be closed 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 our 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!

Please leave a comment below about how TEDX impacted you!

Comments (40)

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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