Tyrone Hayes + Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby
December 2, 2010
映画監督のペネロピ・ジャゲッサー・シェイファーは、妊娠中に自分自身が晒された化学物質について関心を持ちました。それらは、胎児に影響があるのだろうか？彼女は、コーンに使われる農薬、アトラジンの研究を行う科学者のタイロン・ヘイズに、説明を求めています。（両生類の専門家ヘイズは、カエルの発達に悪影響を及ぼすアトラジンの問題を指摘しています） TEDWomen でヘイズとシェイファーが共にステージに立ち、この問題について語ります。Penelope Jagessar Chaffer
Penelope Jagessar Chaffer made the film "Toxic Baby," exploring environmental toxins through interviews and surreal imagery. Full bio
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Translator：Masami Mutsukado and Kacie Landrum
Tyrone Hayes studies frogs and amphibians -- and the effects on their bodies of common farming chemicals.Why you should listen
Penelope Jagessar Chaffer
At the University of California, Berkeley, and in ponds around the world, professor Tyrone Hayes studies frogs and other amphibians. 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.
Penelope Jagessar Chaffer made the film "Toxic Baby," exploring environmental toxins through interviews and surreal imagery.Why you should listen
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.
Her first British Academy Award Nomination came for her BBC4 debut, Me and My Dad, which followed her on a trip to Trinidad as she confronted her father, a magistrate who was sent to prison for bribery and corruption. After working on 2005'sShakespeare's Stories for the BBC, for which she received a BAFTA nomination, Chaffer was inspired to begin her research on Toxic Baby.
The original video is available on TED.com