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The doctors in Delhi NCR have reported a 30 per cent increase in skin related problems after the worsened air quality has been witnessed in the capital.

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“According to VK Sharma, Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, AIIMS in New Delhi, exposure to pollution lead to early ageing of the skin, pigmentation, skin irritation and other skin related problems” reported a national news wire.

The report further explained that the increase in complaints of skin allergies has aggravated. “It is proven by research that high level of PM 2.5 present in the air leads to inflammation of the skin. Due to high levels of pollution in Delhi NCR, the number of patients with skin problems has gone up,” Sharma said.

As per recent reports, the Delhi NCR was termed as number 1 in a survey that explored the most polluted cities in the world.

“While our skin is meant to work as a protective layer and ward off environmental hazards, the current levels of pollution are way too much for it to endure, resulting in various skin problems and premature ageing,” said Dr Ajaya Kashyap, Medical Director, KAS Medical Centre and MedSpa in New Delhi told the news wire.

After Diwali 2019, Delhi NCR’s air quality dropped to hazardous levels that led to excessive visible smog. Delhi has since seen an increase in the patients complaining of breathing issues and allergies.

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Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal in the process to balance the quality brought in the odd-even scheme in Delhi NCR. However, the scheme also couldn’t bring much change.

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Delhi’s AQI, meanwhile, rose to 366 on Thursday from 301 on Tuesday thus bringing in serious concern and predictable worsening drop in the air quality of the country.


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