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Widespread use of nanoparticles in sunscreens is focus of guide being released Tuesday, Aug. 14; Friends of the Earth will hold 10:30 a.m. teleconference to discuss results of sunscreen industry survey

Consumer Guide to Warn That Nano Sunscreens May Threaten Human Health

Washington, DC | Posted on August 13th, 2007

Friends of the Earth has surveyed more than 120 sunscreen companies to determine whether their products contain nanoparticles, which are unregulated and pose potential threats to human health. The results of the survey, as well as information about nanoparticles and advice for consumers, are contained in Nanotechnology and Sunscreens: A Consumer Guide for Avoiding Nano Sunscreens, which will be released next Tuesday. Tuesday morning, Friends of the Earth will hold a telephone news conference to discuss the report's release and answer questions from members of the media.

WHAT: Telephone news conference to discuss release of Nanotechnology and Sunscreens: A Consumer Guide for Avoiding Nano Sunscreens

WHO: Brent Blackwelder, president, Friends of the Earth

Ian Illuminato, Friends of the Earth campaigner and author of report

WHEN: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

CALL-IN: 800-944-8766

Code: 59818

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About Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth is the U.S. voice of an influential, international network of grassroots groups in 70 countries. Founded in San Francisco in 1969 by David Brower, Friends of the Earth has for decades been at the forefront of high-profile efforts to create a more healthy, just world. Our members were the founders of what is now the world's largest federation of democratically elected environmental groups, Friends of the Earth International.

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202-222-0748

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