Air Pollution May Significantly Contribute to Hair Loss

New research from the Future Science Research Centre in the Republic of Korea suggests that air pollution may have a great impact on hair loss.Air Pollution May Significantly Contribute to Hair Loss

For their research, a team of scientists exposed human follicle dermal papilla cells (HFDPC) to particles of dust and diesel of size PM10, which diameter is generally 10 micrometer and smaller. The analysis of the gathered data showed that exposure to PM10-like particles lowered levels of a protein key for hair growth.

Lead author of the study Hyuk Chul Kwon says: “Our research explains the mode of action of air pollutants on [HFDPCs], showing how the most common air pollutants lead to hair loss.”

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