From the Archives: Theo Colborn Discusses Endocrine Disruptors on Shifting Gears

Oct 2, 2019

Theo Colborn is credited with identifying damage to human reproductive health caused by small doses of toxic chemicals called endocrine disruptors. Theo also explains why lack of public health protection of air and water is a concern to residents of the Colorado Drainage. Will Evans interviewed Theo in a three-part series in 2011. For parts 2 and 3 of their conversation, click here.

This is the second in a series of interviews with Theo Colborn. Here, she further explains the potential consequences of small doses of toxic chemicals used in extracting oil and gas:

Theo Colborn tells how natural gas is used not only to heat homes, but to make plastics, pesticides, and chemicals. The conversation suggests that if we knew toxic chemicals can result in boy babies with more birth defects, we might not be distracted from the immediate need for clean, renewable energy:

Theo Colborn (1927 - 2014)
Credit The Endocrine Disruption Exchange