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Dermal Absorption of Nanomaterials Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide Based Sunscreen: Role of Size and Surface Coating

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In 2011 the Danish government and the Red-Green Alliance (a.k.a. Enhedslisten) decided on an initiative called “Bedre styr på nano” (“Better control of nano”) for the Danish Finance Act of 2012. This initiative is running for four years (2012-2015) and includes several projects for the use of nanomaterials in products on the Danish market and their consequences on consumers and the environment. Furthermore, the aim is to clarify possible risks that might be associated with
nanomaterials for consumers and the environment.

The current project ’Dermal Absorption of Nanomaterials Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide in Sunscreen’ is part of this ”Better control of nano” initiative and was started in March 2014 and ended in June 2015. The aim of this project was to generate new knowledge on physicochemical properties that may influence dermal absorption of nanomaterials.

The project was carried out at Aarhus University and has been headed by Ass.Prof. Christiane Beer as project leader and scientific manager with significant contributions by the project collaborates and associated scientists Ass.Prof. Karin Stenderup, Dr. Jing Wang, Prof. Jens Randel Nyengaard, and Ass.Prof. Duncan S. Sutherland.

The associated steering committee for this project had the following members:
Anne Mette Zenner Boisen, Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark, Craig Poland, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, Great Britain.

The project was financed by the Danish Finance Act, Agreement 2012-2015 on Better Control of Nanomaterials and their Safety (“Bedre styr på nano”).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages142
ISBN (Print)978-87-93352-53-7
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2015

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