In an article published on April 17, 2019 by news provider Environmental Health News, the launch of a new effort to help organize and support scientists working on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) was announced. Named Healthy Environment and Endocrine Disruptor Strategies (HEEDS), the new organization “is a non-profit multidisciplinary coalition of scientists dedicated to improving communication, coordination and collaboration in the endocrine disruption field.” HEEDS is described as being “developed by scientists for scientists” with no memberships or fees and having an advisory board to support its operation.

Jerry Heindel is a coordinator of HEEDS and describes scientists currently working in the field as being “like sailors in a boat without a rudder. They work hard but have no control over where they are going.” He writes that the coalition “is designed to provide the rudder to help the EDC field move in a more coordinated, efficient fashion by furthering collaborations, and stimulating discussions on what studies need to be done via working groups, blogs, webinars and focused workshops.”

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Jerry Heindel (April 17, 2019). “Jerry Heindel: A new hub for the science of hormone disruptors.” Environmental Health News