Press Releases

May 2, 2003
Endocrine Disruptors and Your Health: A Teleconference With Noted Scientist Dr. Theo Colburn

Patricia Conway
(631) 287 8313
Fax: (631) 283 4081

Dr. Theo Colburn, a leading scientist and expert on endocrine disruptors, will discuss the health implications and state, national and international significance of the disruptors in a teleconference on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the student lounge of the College's Wood Hall. Endocrine disruptors are synthetic chemicals that interfere with naturally produced hormones.

Colborn is well-known in the environmental community for her compilation of extensive research on chemical pollutants which imitate hormones in the human body's endocrine system. She co-authored "Our Stolen Future," the book that brought worldwide attention to scientific discoveries revealing that common contaminants can interfere with the natural signals controlling development of the fetus.

The teleconference is part of a mid-May series of presentations sponsored by PREVENTION IS THE CURE (PITC). The PITC Campaign is a grassroots effort dedicated to reinforcing the importance of risk reduction to the public. From May 3 through May 19, health and environmental organizations in Nassau and Suffolk counties will team up to provide the public with information specific to maintaining personal, environmental and ecological health. This lecture will help individuals understand what steps they can take to reduce their health risks by adopting a healthier lifestyle.

The teleconference has been organized by Scott Carlin, Southampton College Professor of Environmental Studies and Geography. Carlin, a board member of PITC, is also co-director of the Long Island University Institute for Sustainable Development, an organization whose mission is to promote ecologically sustainable development on Long Island through research, education and structural reform. Call 287-8238 for further information on this event.