On 8th July Heidi and I went to the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee meeting, on the topic “STEM education and skills”. Four Guest Speakers
Prof. Jean Krutmann (director at Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Germany), highlights a shift in what’s important regarding skin protection within the last 20-30 years. UV damage from the sun use to take the spotlight; these days, however, the potential dangers of air pollution on the skin is gradually creeping onto everybody’s radar. The scientific community is realising the harmful affects it has on our skin.
Krutmann quotes “air pollution has the potential to keep us busy for the next few decades.” & it would do; with the increase in urbanization and industrialization.
Environmental tech firm Plume Labs found that Central London has already breached EU nitrogen dioxide limits on 127 days since New Year’s Day 2018, which means that 80% of the time, illegal levels of toxic air are cloaking Oxford Street.
What does this mean for our skin?