Like many expectant moms, filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about how the chemicals in her environment would affect her growing baby. She asked her friend, scientist Tyrone Hayes — an expert on the effect of pesticides on amphibians — to explain how a certain pesticides could affect her baby.  

 

Onstage together at TEDWomen, Hayes and Chaffer tell the story of a mom and a scientist piecing together the effects of the pesticide atrazine on human development.

 

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