Cosmetics and sunscreen industry group ACCORD has called the Australian government’s refusal to label nanoparticles in sunscreens and cosmetics "out of touch". In a story on Radio National’s AM, the industry has repeated its calls for labelling for informed choice – interviewed members of the public agreed.
7,000 Australians die each year from infections picked up in hospitals. This shocking loss of life is four times the annual road toll. Overuse of antibiotics has contributed to the problem, by promoting the development of more powerful bacteria that are resistant to treatment. Now, in a new Friends of the Earth report, leading microbiologists have warned that the rapid rise in household antibacterial products containing nano-silver could put more lives at risk.
The nano-sunscreen debate is reaching ever wider audiences.
Channel ten TV show The Project interviewed the FoEA Nanotechnology Project’s Dr Gregory Crocetti on the risks of nano-sunscreens and our calls for government action.
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