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A new type of sunscreen

01-02-2013: Researchers from France have developed a new type of sunscreen. The sunscreen is made from latex that traps a UVB filter chemical within its structure. The team designed the sunscreen to protect wounded skin, which conventional sun creams are ineffective for. The sun-shielding films were able to block UVB radiation, even after being soaked for a month in water and exposed to the sun for four days.

Original publication:
A I Triftaridou et al, Polym. Chem., 2013

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