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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.

Penelope Jagessar Chaffer is the director and producer of the documentary/surrealist film Toxic Baby. She works to bring to light the issue of environmental chemical pollution and its effect on babies and children.

Tyrone Hayes, professor at the University of California, Berkeley, studies frogs and other amphibians in ponds around the world. He's become an active critic of the farm chemical atrazine, which he's found to interfere with the development of amphibians' endocrine systems. Hayes is the subject of the chidren's book The Frog Scientist, and lectures frequently. His work was recently covered in Mother Jones.


 

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Additional Posts
Chameleon Architecture
 
ecologically and socially sustainable tourism infrastructure
Why bees are disappearing
 
colonies have been disappearing at alarming rates in many parts of the world due to the accumulated effects of parasitic mites, viral and bacterial diseases, and exposure to pesticides and herbicides
Leather and Meat
 
tissue engineering advocate Andras Forgacs argues that biofabricating meat and leather is a civilized way to move past killing animals
A Fracking Disaster
 
A Fracking Disaster unleashed by Colorado Floods
Disappearing Frogs
 
why frogs are in trouble and how you can help save them.
Art From a Plastic Ocean
 
A team of scientists and artists investigates the buildup of marine debris washing out of the great gyres, or currents, in the Pacific Ocean.
Solar Dynamics Observatory
 
February 2012 to February 2013
Health Care Costs
 
reasons why the United States spends so much more on health care.
Rise of Super-Rich
 
The rise of the new global super-rich
Unique Breeds
 
A successful campaign to promote the adoption of mix breed dogs.
I Forgot My Phone
 
Sad but True Spoof
Stop Wildlife Crime
 
Stop Wildlife Crime: The Series - It's Dead Serious (Video 1) WWF
Willful Blindness
 
Libby, Montana and willful blindness.
Hurricane Names
 
a new naming system
Crude Solution Part 1
 
Crude Solution - Part 1. 60 Minutes Australia.
Crude Solution - Part 2
 
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GM Labeling Activist
 
Debate
Beauty in the Sky
 
photos of nature's finest aerial architecture
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Two Teenage Scientists
Voice of the natural world
 
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