30% rise in skin problems due to pollution

With the air quality worsening in the Delhi-NCR region, health experts on Wednesday revealed that doctors have observed a 30 per cent jump in skin related problems here.

Toxic high pollution in the Delhi-NCR is not only taking a toll on people’s health but is also adversely affecting their skin, causing allergies, rashes and premature ageing, thereby forcing them to seek medical treatments.

According to VK Sharma, Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, AIIMS in New Delhi, exposure to pollution lead to early ageing of skin, pigmentation, skin irritation and other skin related problems.

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