Hasselhoffs to Health Minister: Please regulate nano-sunscreens

January 18, 2012

Coinciding with David Hasselhoff's visit to Sydney, this morning, 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.

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, today 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.
 
Photos of the action will be available soon here and at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/foeaustralia

If you couldn't be at this morning's action but support greater sunscreen safety and the right to choose nano-free, check out our Safe Sunscreen Guide and take action at:

http://nano.foe.org.au/safesunscreens

For media comment: Dr Gregory Crocetti 0403 733 628