MU's Frederick vom Saal wants FDA to ban BPA, endocrine disruptors

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 8:05 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 31, 2012

COLUMBIA — For the past 20 years, much of MU biology professor Frederick vom Saal’s research, thoughts and time have converged into one point: trying to get endocrine disruptors — chemicals that interfere with the hormone system and can cause obesity, infertility and cancer — out of daily use.