Frederick vom Saal researches the effects of industrial chemicals

January 31, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST
Frederick vom Saal, professor of biological sciences, poses for a portrait in his laboratory in Lefevre Hall at MU on Nov. 13. Vom Saal has researched the effects of industrial chemicals, such as bisphenol A, which acts as an endocrine disruptor, that can enter the human body and mimic hormones. Low levels of endocrine disruptors can be found in household goods and the environment, but according to Vom Saal's research, even small exposure to such chemicals can have drastic effects on biological systems.

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