Reportedly with the air quality worsening in the Delhi-NCR region, health experts on wednesday revealed that doctors have observed 30 per cent jump in skin related problems. Meanwhile 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.
Furthermore according to VK Sharma, professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, AIIMS in New delhi, exposure to pollution leads to early ageing of skin, pigmentation, skin irritation and other skin related problems. Hence due to high pollution level, patients suffering from skin allergy experience aggravation. Sharma said "It is proven by research that high level of PM 2.5 present in the air leads to inflammation of skin. Due to high levels of pollution in delhi, the number of patients with skin problems has gone up".
Moreover as the capital is turning into a gas chamber, along with respiratory, heart and other health problems, skin related problems are also rising. Perhaps with winters around the corner, the situation is only getting worse, forcing people to seek medical help. Experts says since Delhi's pollution is characterized by extremely high levels of Particulate Matter (PM), reaching up to even 999 in some days, while the permissible level is 60 micrograms, it is even worse for the skin.