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Australians Ditching Sunscreen and Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

by , 02/24/12
filed under: Design for Health

Australia, eco-fashion, ethical fashion, green fashion, nanomaterials, nanoparticles, nanotechnology, silver nanoparticles, silver nanotechnology, sunscreen, Sustainable Fashion, sustainable style

Australia reportedly has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, so why are many Aussies opting to ditch their sunscreen? According to a recent study, 17 percent of the respondents down-under said they would rather risk getting skin cancer than wear lotions that contain nanoparticles. The results of the study highlight a growing concern about nanoscale products and the dangers they pose to public health.

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