This week we're talking about going outside.
- Bridging the nature gap: can citizen science reverse the extinction of experience?
- Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide nanoparticles (found in mineral sunscreens) generate DNA damage when exposed to UV light, however they do not appear to penetrate the underlying layers of skin, minimizing their potential risk.
- Literature review on the safety of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide nanoparticles in sunscreens
- Patterns of sunscreen use on the face and other exposed skin among US adults
- Skin Cancer Facts & Statistics
- Most of Us Are Making a Crucial Mistake When Applying Sunscreen, Scientists Warn
Ian is a postdoctoral researcher at Boston University, studying neuropsychiatric features of chronic traumatic encephalopathy and other neurodegenerative conditions. He did his PhD in Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, doing neuropsychiatry research in the McGill Group for Suicide Studies at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He also does science writing and outreach, and his primary interests for all three are how the brain regulates emotions, and what happens when this regulation goes awry.
Julia is a New Zealander completing a PhD at the Australian National University. Her work bridges economics, ecology, and natural resource management. She really likes grass, trees, snow, and mountains.