Could Pollution Be Causing an Increase in Hair Loss?

Could Pollution Be Causing an Increase in Hair Loss?

No one wants to lose hair, but it happens. There are a number of factors associated with hair loss… and here’s an interesting one: Could pollution be causing increased hair loss? Most people assume hair loss is mostly dictated by genetics and medical conditions. However, an interesting study by researchers indicates exposure to air pollutants– called “particulate matter– is linked to human hair loss.

What Researchers Discovered

At the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in Madrid, Spain, recently, researchers presented their findings. They exposed cells from human scalps at the base of the hair follicles to particulate matter dust as well as diesel particulate. After waiting 24 hours, they used a blotting procedure to check the levels of certain proteins in the hair cells. What did they discover? Well, it turns out that the particulate matter dust and the diesel particulate decreased levels of a protein that’s responsible for hair growth and morphogenesis (which refers to the biological process causing hair to develop its shape).

Could particulate matter in the air be messing with your hair? Definitely! It can also lead to respiratory problems, heart/lung disease, and even cancer. Air is being polluted daily by the burning of fossil fuels, including coal and oil.

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