Pollutants Affect Skin.
Environmental pollutants and how they affect skin was a hot topic at the 2018 IID meeting in Orlando. Dr. Jean Krutmann, Professor of Dermatology and Environmental Medicine at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, delivered a plenary presentation in a symposium devoted to this subject, where he provided a brief overview.
The extent of the problem, Krutmann noted, is alarming.
In northern India and much of China, the populace is exposed to levels of pollution comparable to smoking ~25 cigarettes a day. It is estimated that, worldwide, about 7 million people a year die from exposure to pollutants. And matters are getting worse! This number that is projected to burgeon to 50 million by the year 2050!