TED - Tyrone Hayes & Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby
Type of Spiritual Experience
The wisdom of two exceptionally nice people
A description of the experience
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.