Emerging Tech

Safe sunscreen update

We continue to receive calls and emails about our safe sunscreen guide. Sadly, we have not issued one for this summer because we still haven't found a non-nano sunscreen that we can recommend to the public, and to make matters worse some companies are lying and claiming to be non-nano when they aren't. And the ACCC have made it clear they don't intend to do anything about it!

Nanoparticles in tattoo ink could cause cancer

Monday, 4 November 2013

Friends of the Earth have called for the urgent regulation of nanoparticles and other chemicals in tattoo ink after researchers from the UK’s University of Bradford have warned that some tattoo inks could cause illnesses, including cancers.

Evidence has been found that nanoparticles from the ink can leave the skin - most likely via blood and lymphatic vessels - and be transported to other organs of the body. Scientists are concerned that toxins in the dyes may accumulate in the spleen or the kidneys.

Conclusions that nano-ingredients in sunscreen are safe are premature

Recent media reports that “nanoparticles in sunscreen are harmless” on the basis of a recently published study don’t reflect the paper’s own conclusions nor the current state of the science.

position available - Nanotechnology campaigner

Are you a science nerd who cares about the environment and is committed to social justice? Then this could be the job for you!

Friends of the Earth Australia (FoEA) is seeking a new campaigner to join our Nanotechnology Project team. The Project has existed since 2005 and is recognised internationally for its quality policy work, research and leadership in advocacy for public interest management of nanotechnology. 

Join the emerging technology team!

Are you a person who cares about the environment and is committed to social justice?

Then this could be the job for you!

Senate Inquiry calls for urgent action to tackle superbugs

Media Release: Senate Inquiry calls for urgent action to tackle superbugs

Senate Inquiry calls for urgent action to tackle superbugs

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Media Release: New study shows overuse of nano-silver could help breed superbugs

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Testing reveals potentially dangerous ingredients in sunscreen and cosmetics

New testing from the National Measurement Institute (NMI) has revealed that many Australian sunscreen and cosmetic products still contain anatase titanium dioxide, despite years of warnings of its extreme potential to generate free radicals - which could damage DNA and protein. 

Senate inquiry into antimicrobial resistance needs to consider role of nano-silver

MEDIA RELEASE
Friday, 30 November 2012

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