FOEA Emerging tech Project

Citizen Science Sunscreen Experiment

With the help of students from Trinity College, Colac, Friends of the Earth conducted a Citizen Science Experiment investigating the effect that a number of popular Australian sunscreens have on the coating of Colorbond steel and on varnished timber. The experiment replicated a 2008 study which found that nanoparticles of anatase titanium dioxide in sunscreen were reacting with sunlight and aggressively producing free radicals which broke down...

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