Getting sunburnt for science

Cosmos Magazine


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Are you keen to spend a few hours in a spa bath and catch some ultraviolet rays? 

No, we’re not talking about a spa day.

Explainer: How sunscreen is made and tested

Rather, we’re volunteering to test a new sunscreen mixture to see if it’s ready to hit the supermarket shelves. 

These scientists are trying to simulate skin for sunscreen testing

On this episode of The Science Briefing, Dr Sophie Calabretto talks to Cosmos Magazine’s Ellen Phiddian about sunscreen testing and why getting sunburnt for science is the best way to ensure it’ll keep us safe from the sun.

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