Sunscreens made from titanium or zinc oxide could damage the marine environment – they produce hydrogen peroxide, which could be harmful for the plants and animals.
Clara Piccirillo has a PhD in Material Science, and has been working in the fields of Materials Science and Microbiology for more than 10 years.
Clara also has experience of teaching sciences at school and university level. During her career as a researcher, she has written publications in peer-reviewed journals, including Biomaterials, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Journal of Applied Physics and Chemistry of Materials.
Clara is interested in the communication of sciences to the general public. She writes for several journals and/or websites, focusing on the links between scientific principles and their practical applications.