The Toxic Baby
TEDPublished on Feb 13, 2012
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.
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