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Frederick vom Saal trying to convince U.S. authorities to restrict use of endocrine disruptors

January 31, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST
Frederick vom Saal, 67, a MU biology professor, poses in his laboratory in Lefevre Hall at MU on Nov. 13. Vom Saal's research centers on the effects of endocrine disruptors, found in commercial products such as plastics, food cans and other household products, on the human hormone system. He has completed his research and is now trying to convince U.S. authorities to regulate the chemical and remove it from daily use. Eleven states, Canada, China and the European Union have enacted legislation prohibiting and restricting the use of endocrine disruptors in commercial products.

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