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A festival worker hands out sunscreen to the crowd at the Big Day Out in Sydney. AAP/Dan Himbrechts

Keep slapping it on: fears over sunscreen nanoparticles unfounded

Human skin can tolerate the tiny metal oxide nanoparticles found in some sunscreens just as well as larger and organic alternatives…
Nanoparticles, as used in sunscreen, are readily absorbed by the body. Tony Bartlett/AAP

Explainer: Nanotechnology and you

For the public, the jury is still out on nanotechnology – the media simultaneously extols its promise and warns of the potential calamity facing humanity. But what is it? How does it work? Is it dangerous…

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