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Waste from paper-making could create a stronger sunscreen

Sunscreen's UV-blocking power could get a major boost from the addition of an all-natural waste product from the pulp and paper industry.

Chemical engineer Shiping Zhu and colleagues have found that lignin – a material found in the support tissues of vascular plants – can help sunscreen prevent ultraviolet rays from damaging the skin.

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Source: Knowridge Science Report

 
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