Under the Microscope: September 23, 2010


“Call of the Wild” kicks off the first part of a bear series. Follow KBIA’s Margaret Berglund as she traps bears, explains the Science behind new bear research and explores the controversy surrounding bear-hunting. Lead author of MU’s Bisphenol A study talks about the health implications of this toxic chemical found in plastics.

Hosted by Rebecca Wolfson

First, MU researchers released a study on Monday that offers new evidence about the detrimental health effects of Bisphenol A, a chemical found in plastics like baby bottles, food containers, and even register receipts.

Also, bears have made a comeback in Missouri. Listen to hear a new study of the state’s bear population  and the controversy surrounding bear-hunting.