TED: Tyrone Hayes + Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby? - Tyrone Hayes / Penelope Jagessar Chaffer (2010)

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Summary: Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about the chemicals she was exposed to while pregnant: Could they affect her unborn child? So she asked scientist Tyrone Hayes to brief her on one he studied closely: atrazine, a herbicide used on corn. (Hayes, an expert on amphibians, is a critic of atrazine, which displays a disturbing effect on frog development.) Onstage together at TEDWomen, Hayes and Chaffer tell their story.