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“Nano-Free” Sunscreen Claim Spurs Environmental Group Complaint

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Friends of the Earth claims that materials supplier Antaria misleads its customers and consumers by billing the ZinClear-IM sunscreen ingredient as “nano-free” when third-party testing shows it contains “clusters” of nanoparticles. The issue of defining nanotechnology continues to be debated internationally.

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