Agri-chemicals & health
by Dr Pete Myers
Pete Myers is founder, CEO and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2002 to increase public understanding of the scientific links between environmental factors and human health.
Pete holds a doctorate in biological sciences from UC Berkeley and a BA from Reed College. For 12 years, beginning in 1990, Myers 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 book (1996) that explores the scientific basis of concern for how contamination threatens fetal development.
Myers is now actively involved in primary research on the impacts of endocrine disruption on human health. He is the board chair of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment and has also chaired the board of the Science Communication Network since it’s founding in 2003.