by Jill Escher
I just heard that Theo Colborn, the great pioneer of endocrine disruption, and a true hero in my life, has passed away. Dr. Colborn understood the menacing ways hormone disruption can adulterate human development, and called on us as a society to explore this exquisite and vulnerable "inner space," instead of outer space, as in the video above. Thank you, Dr. Colborn, for working to protect the invisible world that makes us human.
Jill Escher, Escher Fund for Autism, is a California-based science philanthropist and mother of two children with severe autism, focused on the question of how environmentally induced germline disruptions may be contributing to today's epidemics of neurodevelopmental impairment. You can read about her discovery of her intensive prenatal exposure to synthetic hormone drugs here. Jill is also president of Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area.