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This move was far from a retirement: At the age of 76, Colborn started a nonprofit organization, naming it The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX).
(1) The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX), Paonia, Colorado, USA; (2) Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA; (3) Investor Environmental Health Network, Falls Church, Virginia, USA; (4) North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Scientists at the Endocrine Disruption Exchange found that 25 per cent of fracking fluids can cause cancer; 37 per cent can disrupt the endocrine system; and 40 to 50 per cent can affect the nervous, immune and cardiovascular systems.
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) recently published a scientific review summarizing studies looking at the effects of BPA at levels of 1 ppb (1 mg/kg/day) or less.
But the Endocrine Disruption Exchange, an environmental-health advocacy group, has spent the past several years digging for public information about chemicals shipped to the gas companies and has identified 200 likely ingredients, including arsenic and mercury; 93 percent are associated with one or more adverse health effects such as respiratory problems and brain and thyroid disorders.
At age 76 Theo founded The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX), a research organization devoted to understanding how environmental exposures to endocrine disruptors interfere with development and health.
Theo Colborn, president of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, says of the study, "By taking compliance-level protocols ...
Theo Colborn, president of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange in Paonia, Colorado, believes that some drilling and fracking additives that can end up in produced water are neurotoxic; among these are 2-butoxyethanol.
This resource was developed by CHE work group member Sarah Janssen along with Pete Myers of EnvironmentalHealthNews.org and Theo Colborn and colleagues at The Endocrine Disruption Exchange. The abstract library is available from a link at http://www.healthandenvironment.org/wg_fertility_news/652.
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange seeks to gather, organize, and interpret scientific research relevant to endocrine disruptors.
The author is employed by The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose goal is to reduce exposure to substances that interfere with development and function.
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