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quarta-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2012

Hasselhoffs to Health Minister: Please regulate nano-sunscreens

Coinciding with David Hasselhoff's visit to Sydney, a crew of 20 Sydney-siders and Friends of the Earth members dressed up as beach safety icon 'The Hoff' to bring their concerns about the safety of nano-sunscreens to the office of the new Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek.

Feel free to use this photo but do credit: Erland Howden

Skin safety experts and community groups have long called for new safety testing and labelling of sunscreens produced using nanotechnology. After years of government inaction, Friends of the Earth and the Health Minister's constituents called in The Hoff.
The constituents passed on 1,000 postcards signed by people all over the country supporting new safety testing and labelling for nano-sunscreens.
More photos of the action are available on FoEAustralia's Flickr
If you couldn't be at this event but support greater sunscreen safety and the right to choose nano-free, check out our Safe Sunscreen Guide and take action at:
For media comment: Dr Gregory Crocetti 0403 733 628

For some of the media coverage:
Why we need a sunscreen safety patrol, New Matilda, 19.01.12,
Hoffs turn out in force for sunscreen campaign, Canberra Times, 18.01.12,
Are Aussie sunscreens bad? Pharmacy Daily, 19.01.12,
A press release we thought we'd never see, Strewth!, The Australian, 19.01.12,

Fonte: FoE