Critical Windows of Development: A Conversation with Dr. Theo Colborn and Distinguished Commentators

February 10, 2009
1:00 pm US Eastern Time

Slides & Resources

A new window into hormone-disrupting chemicals, article on the Critical Windows of Development tool by Marla Cone, Editor-in-chief, Environmental Health News

Access the Critical Windows of Development tool

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) Homepage

Listen to Recording

This call highlighted a new tool developed by Dr. Colborn that demonstrates the importance of environmental impacts to critical windows of development. The Critical Windows of Development tool is a timeline of how the human body develops in the womb, with animal research showing when low-dose exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals during development results in altered health outcomes.

Dr. Pete Myers provided an update of current endocrine-disrupting chemicals science.


  • Dr. Theo Colborn, President, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) and Professor, University of Florida, Gainsville
  • Dr. Carol Kwiatkowski, Executive Director, The Endocrine Disruptor Exchange (TEDX)
  • Dr. Pete Myers, CEO, Environmental Health Sciences


  • Dr. Linda Giudice, Professor and Chair, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
  • Dr. Jerrold Heindel, Scientific Program Administrator, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Division of Extramural Research and Training, Cellular, Organ and Systems Pathobiology Branch
  • Rivka Gordon, PA-C, MHS, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)
  • Sharyle Patton, Director, Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center
  • Dr. Tracey Woodruff, Associate Professor and Director, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

The moderator for this call was Steve Heilig, MPH, Director of Public Health and Education for the San Francisco Medical Society and CHE. This call was recorded.