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Big brands fail sunscreen test - Consumer NZ

Thursday, 21 November, 2019 - 06:00

Consumer NZ’s latest test of sunscreens found nine of 20 products didn’t provide the sun protection claimed.

Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said sunscreens that failed included a Cancer Society product and several other big-name brands.

Skin cancer risk in athletes: Dangers of ultraviolet radiation

Saturday, 31 August, 2019 - 02:48

The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. Speaking at The Physiological Society’s Extreme Environmental Physiology conference next week, W.

Farmers urged to avoid joining summer accident toll - WorkSafe

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 - 12:03

Summer is a busy time on the farm, but it’s also among the most hazardous periods for accidents.

Researcher creates 'smart silicone' that reacts to heat and light

Tuesday, 18 December, 2018 - 10:14

Wellington nanotechnology researcher Andreas Zeller has created new techniques to make high value smart elastic silicone by incorporating nanocrystals and quantum dots.

Sunscreens test shows products not meeting claims - Consumer NZ

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 - 09:00

Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said six out of 10 products tested didn’t provide the sun protection claimed.

One product - Coola Classic Body Sunscreen Plumeria SPF30 - only gave low protection of SPF6 in Consumer NZ’s test, despite claiming high protection of SPF30.

Early childhood education 'sunsmartest'

Thursday, 6 December, 2018 - 16:19

Early childhood educators are creative and conscientious in protecting young children from skin damage from our harsh New Zealand sun.

SPCA’s top tips for keeping pets safe this summer

Tuesday, 4 December, 2018 - 16:42

With the warmer weather upon us, SPCA wants to remind animal owners to be vigilant in the care of their pets over the summer.

Melanoma rates 'may be declining in younger people'

Friday, 2 November, 2018 - 09:21

New research reveals the rates of melanoma in New Zealand could be starting to decline. However, an Australian expert warns we need to stay vigilant because rates are still high and the number of Kiwis dying from melanoma continues to increase.

Kiwis fail to slip into shade for sun protection - study

Friday, 26 October, 2018 - 05:00

An alarming proportion of New Zealanders are neither wearing hats nor seeking shade to protect themselves from the sun, University of Otago research reveals.

Four-legged friends welcomed back to dog park

Tuesday, 3 July, 2018 - 11:35

Hairy Maclary and all of his friends are being welcomed back to the Ruff Ruff Woof dog exercise area, behind Pettigrew Green Arena.