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.


Check it out and let me know what you think...


Watch: A mom and a scientist talk toxins and babies
How does atrazine, a popular pesticide and estrogen-mimicking chemical, affect a growing baby? Watch this video to find out.