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New Scoping Reviews 

September, 2017 - TEDX conducted a scoping review of research on the impact of melamine on health which was recently published in Toxicology Letters. We concluded that neurological, reproductive, and anthropometric effects should be assessed through systematic review to determine if melamine exposure is hazardous to health.

July, 2017 - TEDX conducted a scoping review of the impact of PAHs on female reproductive function that was recently published in Reproductive Toxicology. We concluded that fertility, length of gestation/pregnancy, and fetal loss should be assessed through systematic review to determine if PAHs are hazardous to female reproduction.

Fracking and Health: Ask an Expert

Podcast Episode 3 (released August, 2017) . Dr. Marsha Haley answers How can we set safe setback distances?

Podcast Episode 2 (released June, 2017) . Dr. Michelle Bamberger answers Is our food at risk from livestock raised near fracking operations?

Podcast Episode 1 (released May, 2017). Dr. Seth Shonkoff answers Is our food at risk from oil and gas wastewater repurposed for crop irrigation?

TEDX in the News

Listen to TEDX's Director, Dr. Nicole Acevedo on La Radio de la Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata on November 11, 2017 at 2:00pm Eastern.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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