The Endocrine Disruption Exchange

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!

Please leave a comment below about how TEDX impacted you!

Comments (46)

  1. Cathe' Fish:
    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:55 AM

    Theo and All,
    Thank you for all you have done. Your book Our Stolen Future woke me up twenty years ago to what was going on with our food and chemicals. I have become a local clean food activist since then.

  2. Sridhar:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 11:25 PM

    Sorry to know of it’s imminent shutdown

    Hoping it serves as a legacy for something else to carry it on

    All good things must come to an end; but this wasn’t just good, it was better

    All the best and thanks for the journey together

  3. Ahmad Mahdavi:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 10:50 PM

    It is an excellent site of information, unfortunately I discovered it late last year and hopefully that it remains to be active considering the threats of toxic exposure.

  4. Terry Collins:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 08:07 PM

    I am really sorry to see TEDX go!

    This very small, but incredibly potent nonprofit brought vital insight into the other great existential threat facing mankind, the low dose/concentration adverse effects of everyday-everywhere chemicals where endocrine disruption is the mechanism we know most about.

    Humanity hardly knows it—life itself can't know what is happening to it—but the TEDX people where on guard trying to steer our civilization toward a good future for all life. And the team made epic contributions. To lose you when we know such trends are in play as Western Man being on track to be mostly infertile by 2040 is sad indeed.

    Perhaps the day will come when the heroines, and heroes, of sustainability, like yourselves, have an easier time of carrying out their vital work.

    My deepest thanks, intellectual affection and very best to all of you as you find other positions.

    Teresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry and
    Director of the Institute for Green Science
    Carnegie Mellon University

  5. K. Shimberg:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 07:21 PM

    So sad to see TEDX forced to close down your valuable work and information-sharing, all of which has helped so many of us in our own communities' continuing work to understand, and convince decision-makers to heed, the interrelated workings of Nature, both subtle and obvious! Glad that you can continue the website for awhile longer, and hope that in the meantime a few sponsoring/funding "angels" might appear to revive your continuing research and info-disseminating work. Keep Theo from turning over in her grave, before we all join her there as every living being's health, well-being, and peace of mind continue to be undermined by uncaring excessive-profit-motivated fellow inhabitants of our only environmental home!

  6. Steven Gilbert:
    Aug 28, 2019 at 05:13 PM

    Dear TEDX team,
    I am very sorry to hear the news that the TEDX website is shutting down but not surprised. I shut down Toxipedia for much the same reason - lack of funding. These resources are so valuable - how do we keep them funded and relevant?
    Onward -- Steve

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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