29 Nov '11, 5am

Chemical found in cosmetics could lead to cancer: NTU study

Chemical found in cosmetics could lead to cancer: NTU study

A chemical in cosmetics and sunscreen could potentially lead to cancer, a study led by researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) showed on Tuesday. -- ST PHOTO: STEVEN LEE CT By Kezia Toh A chemical in cosmetics and sunscreen could potentially lead to cancer, a study led by researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) showed on Tuesday. Zinc oxide, which is used to absorb harmful ultra-violet light - when turned into nano-sized particles, can enter human cells and damage DNA. When this happens, a protein to prevent damaged cells from multiplying and becoming cancerous is activated. But for people who do not have, or do not produce enough of this protein; their cells may become cancerous when in contact with zinc oxide nano-particles. There is no cause for alarm, however. The study is still in a preliminary stage, with more research and trials to be...

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