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Hautarzt. 2011 Aug;62(8):577-8, 580-1. doi: 10.1007/s00105-011-2135-8.

[Environmental pollution and skin aging].

[Article in German]

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Abteilung Epidemiologie, IUF-Leibniz Institut für umweltmedizinische Forschung, Auf'm Hennekamp 50, 40225, Düsseldorf. Andrea.Vierkoetter@uni-duesseldorf.de

Abstract

Extrinsic skin aging is the skin aging process induced by environmental factors. The most prominent environmental factor leading to extrinsic skin aging is the sun; therefore extrinsic skin aging is also known as photoaging. However, numerous studies in recent years have shown that smoking leads to extrinsic skin aging. Further, very recently it has been shown, that environmental pollution by traffic is also associated with the occurrence of signs of extrinsic skin aging. Thus, in preventive skin aging strategies the long-term exposure towards air pollution by traffic must also be considered.

PMID:
21656109
DOI:
10.1007/s00105-011-2135-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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