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TEDX's Senior Scientist, Dr. Katie Pelch, provided testimony to the Washington State Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks Committee at a public hearing on SB 6396 concerning the use of perfluorinated chemicals in food packaging in January 2018.

TEDX's Senior Scientist, Dr. Katie Pelch, provided testimony to the Washington State Senate Energy, Environment & Technology Committee at a public hearing on SB 6413 concerning the use of certain toxic chemicals in firefighting activities in January 2018.

TEDX's Senior Scientist, Dr. Katie Pelch, provided testimony to the Washington State House Environment Committee at a public hearing on HB 2658, concerning the use of perfluorinated chemicals in food packaging in January 2018.

TEDX's Senior Scientist, Dr. Katie Pelch, was quoted in a blog from Toxic-Free Future about nonstick PFAS chemicals in January 2018.

Chemical Watch quotes TEDX's Senior Scientist, Dr. Johanna Rochester, and Executive Director, Dr. Carol Kwiatkowski, about EFSA's BPA evaluation protocol in December 2017. 

TEDX's Senior Scientist, Dr. Johanna Rochester, was quoted in Well and Good about BPA in plastic containers in December 2017.

TEDX’s Executive Director, Dr. Carol Kwiatkowski, was quoted in The Verge about a new study on fracking linked to low-weight babies, in December 2017. 

TEDX's Senior Scientist, Dr. Katie Pelch, participated in The Seattle Aquarium's Science and Cocktails: Lightning Talks, presenting Who's to Blame? How Your Trip to the Store May Be Harming Marine Wildlife, in November 2017.

TEDX's Board Member, Dr. Nicole Acevedo, was interviewed on La Radio de la Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, in November 2017.

TEDX's Senior Scientist, Dr. Katie Pelch, spoke about Endocrine Disruptors in Plastics at Zero Waste Washington's Plastics Summit, in September 2017.

Chemical Watch quotes comments TEDX submitted on the European Food Safety Authority's proposed protocol for a hazard assessment of bisphenol A, in September 2017.

Chemical Watch reports on TEDX's scoping review about melamine, by lead author Ashley Bolden, in August 2017.

Food Packaging Forum published on TEDX's scoping review, Melamine, beyond the kidney: A ubiquitous endocrine disruptor and neurotoxicant?, in August 2017.

Environmental Health News advertised TEDX's podcast series, Fracking and Health: Ask an Expert, in August 2017.

The National Toxicology Program’s Newsletter quotes Dr. Carol Kwiatkowski, who presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Laboratory Animal Studies in August 2017.

TEDX's Senior Scientist, Dr. Katie Pelch, presented at an interactive day of learning and discussion, exploring questions about toxics in everyday life hosted by UCLA Center for Occupational & Environmental Health, Toxics in Everyday Life in June 2017.

TEDX's Executive Director, Dr. Carol Kwiatkowski, wrote the introductory chapter to the new book Integrative Environmental Medicine, part of the Andrew Weil series. Book Co-editor, Dr. Fred vom Saal, was interviewed on FOX4 News Kansas City: MU researcher highlights levels of BPA found in common items, and what amplifies absorption in May 2017.

TEDX's Senior Scientist, Dr. Katie Pelch, wrote a guest blog for Toxic-Free Future to explain why TEDX supports continued reporting of the endocrine-disrupting chemical D4 (octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane) in the state of Washington in May 2017.

The International Panel on Chemical Pollution of the United Nations Enviornment Programme released their Overview Report I: A compilation of lists of chemicals recognised as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) or suggested as potential EDCs, citing TEDX's List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors in April 2017.

TEDX's Senior Scientist, Dr. Katie Pelch, was quoted in Environmental Health News on BPA substitutions that mimic hormones in breast cancer cells in March 2017.