The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the Australian cosmetics industry body ACCORD has thrown its weight behind calls for mandatory labelling of nano-ingredients in cosmetics and sunscreens. The move increasingly isolates the national sunscreens regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, which has to date rejected calls for mandatory labelling and safety testing of nano-ingredients in sunscreens.

The SMH article, which also reveals that $150 fullerene-containing cosmetics are still on sale in Australia at major department stores, is reprinted below.

Please add your voice to calls for nano-ingredients to pass new safety testing, and to face mandatory labelling, before they can be used in sunscreens and cosmetics.

Email the Australian Health Ministers and Shadow Minister, cc’ing the Minister and Shadow Minister for Innovation, and let them know that you support:
– mandatory labelling of all nano-ingredients in sunscreens and cosmetics, as proposed by the industry body ACCORD
– full safety assessment of all nano-ingredients, before they can be used in sunscreens and cosmetics
– withdrawal from sale of nano-sunscreens and cosmetics found to pose unacceptable risks for the public, workers or the environment