Air Pollution and Premature Ageing
According to the latest scientific research, air pollution directly related to traffic fumes are prematurely ageing the faces of urban city folk
Prof Jean Krutman director of The Leibinz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Germany studied the effect of traffic pollution, including tiny particles called PMs, nitrogen dioxide and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on the faces of people in Germany and China.
Prof Krutman discovered that age spots on their cheeks increased by 25% with only a relatively small increase in pollution, just 10 microgrammes of nitrogen dioxide per cubic metre. Note many places in the UK have illegally high levels of nitrogen dioxide with London breaking its annual limit in the first week of 2016, with levels reaching over 200 microgrammes of nitrogen dioxide per cubic metre.