Flesh eating bacteria update, not-so-rare earth metals, PFAS in the water

Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Ringtail possum infected with Buruli ulcer (Photo credit Janet Fyfe and Christina McCowan)

This week Claire updates us on the flesh-eating Buruli ulcer epidemic and research into how it's spread; Stu tells us all about rare earth metals that are used in modern technology and how they're not so rare any more; and Chris looks at the PFAS chemicals behind the water contamination in Bundaberg and other places in Australia (for updates seeĀ www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au/pfas).

Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia.