Project TENDR is a unique collaboration of leading scientists, health professionals and children’s and environmental advocates. The group, co founded by EHS Center Director, Irva Hertz-Picciotto and Maureen Swanson of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, formed in 2015 out of concern over the now substantial scientific evidence linking toxic environmental chemicals to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, attention deficits, hyperactivity, intellectual disability and learning disorders.
On July 1, 2016, Project TENDR released a scientific Consensus Statement as a national Call To Action to significantly reduce exposures to chemicals and pollutants that are contributing to neurodevelopmental disorders in America’s children. Following, the Consensus Statement, TENDR developed a set of recommendations for children’s exposure to lead, which were published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
To learn more about Project TENDR, please visit the official Project TENDR website.