Theo Colborn, environmental health analyst, pioneer in EDCs research

A visionary who worked tirelessly to protect the public from chemicals with hormone disrupting properties

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Remembering the genius who got BPA out of your water bottles, and so much more.

Theo Colborn passed away yesterday, at the age of 87. She had immersed herself in decades of research and co-authored a popular science book about the health and environmental threats created by man-made chemical contaminants that interfere with hormones in humans and wildlife: Our Stolen Future.

Theo Colborn founded the Endocrine Disruption Exchange nonprofit, which, among other things, helped fund and cheerlead more research into endocrine disruptors and their causes.

Her key message is still incontestable: over 60 years ago, we began to introduce all of these chemicals into the environment, and we still have no idea what most of them do to us

Letter to the president about chemicals disrupting our bodies: Theo Colborn at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012

Dr. Theo Colborn, Founder and President of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX), based in Paonia, Colorado, reads a letter she wrote to President Obama asking for better regulation of health disrupting chemicals.
Video published on 10 Dec 2012 by TEDx Talks.

Sources and more information
  • Remembering the genius who got BPA out of your water bottles, and so much more, grist, 16 Dec 2014.
  • Theo Colborn, A brief biography by Elizabeth Grossman.
  • In memory of Theo Colborn, chemtrust, DECEMBER 15, 2014.
  • Watch more BPA chemicals videos on our YouTube channel.

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