Thursday, May 3, 2012

A MOM AND A SCIENTIST TALK ABOUT PESTICIDES AND BIRTH DEFECTS

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.


"...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..."