Why no titanium Dioxide?

19 Oct

I get asked the question a lot.

Why no titanium dioxide? What’s so bad about titanium dioxide??

To put this all into context maybe we should go back to the beginning & Bluescope steel who make all of our lovely colour bond roofs.

You see sometime ago, before they changed their warranty to exclude sunscreen damage, Bluescope were getting countless claims of sun-damage, paint peeling claims on their lovely roofs. All shaped in fingerprint patterns around the edge of their metal sheets. This was a little perplexing & financially worrying for the bosses at Bluescope steel so they got some clever scientists to test the damaged roof sheets.

Those scientists found that sunscreen residue on the roof installers fingertips were being transferred to the colour bond sheets during installation & with titanium dioxide’s photo-sensitivity & the lovely sun’s help, the paint was literally peeling off those roofs.

So the clever folks at Bluescope Steel now specifically mention sunscreen & titanium dioxide use in their warranty so they no longer have to pay out for the damage caused by a little bit of transferred sunscreen residue.

Now if your an Aussie, I am sure you have seen the Bluescope Steel add about how it stands up to the test of time & the elements – but a little bit of titanium dioxide & it’s all over.

Now imagine the delicate skin on your face, on your children’s arms & legs. Each day un-knowingly, thinking we are doing the right thing, we slather them up with titanium dioxide in the form of sunscreen & send them out into the sun, all the while never knowing that once exposed to light titanium dioxide creates free radicals that are strong enough to damage steel roofing panels.

It doesn’t take much to imagine what they must be doing to our poor skin each day as we layer on our sunscreen, foundation, concealers, eyeshadows & lip sticks which all contain large doses of titanium dioxide.

If for no other reason – stop using it because of the collarbond roofing!!

Enjoy

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