Meet Philippe Grandjean, M.D., D.M.Sc.

Philippe Grandjean, D.M.Sc., M.D.,Professor and Chair of Environmental Medicine, University of Southern Denmark; Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health; Co-Editor (with David Ozonoff, Boston University School of Public Health) of Environmental Health journal. Author of Only One Chance, a book for general readers that explains the relationship between environmental toxins and impaired fetal brain development. Dr. Grandjean was a pioneer in establishing the impact of environmental mercury and diminished cognitive development.

We have been honored to host Dr. Grandjean several times: first, his lecture for SftPublic at Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA on April 08, 2014 How Environmental Toxins Impair Brain Development; and again in an October 2014 discussion on SftPublic's Working Science series Environmental Toxins and the Brain

And in October 2023, Dr. Grandjean updated the PFAS issue in a WGBH Forum Network webinar for SftPublic's Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations program:
An Update on Those "Forever" Chemicals


We urge people to read Dr. Grandjean's excellent book on this subject: Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development -and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation.