Endocrine Disruptors and Green Chemistry – The Smart Human Podcast #15

Pete Myers

Pete Myers is founder and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, a not-for-profit organization that promotes public understanding of advances in scientific research on environmental and human health, especially on how chemical exposure even at low doses can cause serious adverse effects. He is also a founder and board member of Sudoc LLC, a chemical company that makes catalysts that clean up bad stuff and also replace dangerous chemicals used as disinfectants and cleaners. Sudoc.com.

For a dozen years beginning in 1990, Pete served as Director of the W. Alton Jones Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Along with co-authors Dr. Theo Colborn and Dianne Dumanoski, Myers wrote “Our Stolen Future,” a best-selling book (1996) that explores the scientific basis of concern for how contamination threatens fetal development. Vice-President Al Gore wrote the foreword.

Pete is actively involved in research on the impacts of endocrine disruption on human health. He is an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. He is on the boards of the Science Communication Network, the Food Packaging Forum of Zurich, and the Jenifer Altman Foundation. He has also served as board chair of the National Environmental Trust and the H. John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment.

Over the last few years he has received 2 major national and international scientific awards: the first “Champion of Environmental Health Research” award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health; and the Laureate Award for Outstanding Public Service from The Endocrine Society.

Myers lives just outside White Hall, Virginia. As he was growing up he lived near Baltimore and in Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Uruguay and Paraguay. Dr. Myers holds a doctorate in the biological sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Reed College.