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TED - Tyrone Hayes & Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby

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016740

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The wisdom of two exceptionally nice people

A description of the experience

Tyrone Hayes + Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby

Filmed December 2010 at TEDWomen 2010

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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Overloads

Cancer
Infertility
Reproductive system disease
Toxins

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Water

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