Philippe Grandjean is professor of environmental medicine at the University of Southern Denmark and adjunct professor of environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is particularly known for his research into developmental toxicity due to environmental chemicals, such as lead, mercury, pesticides, and the perfluorinated alkylates. A key publication is his book “Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development”, published by Oxford University Press and translated into Danish and French. The main thesis is that insidious pollution with neurotoxicants is causing a “silent pandemic” of intellectual deficits. His recent research suggests that our immune system is also weakened by environmental toxicants, thereby making us more prone to develop serious infectious disease.
Philippe Grandjean (vice-chair)
Professor at SDU and Harvard School of Public Health