The Impact of Air Pollution on Skin Health


  • Dedianto Hidajat 4485
  • Febry Gilang Tilana Program Studi Profesi Dokter, Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Mataram, Indonesia
  • I Gusti Bagus Surya Ari Kusuma Program Studi Profesi Dokter, Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Mataram, Indonesia



Air Pollution, Pollutant, Skin Health


The ever-increasing levels of air pollution around the world are causing great concern regarding health issues. Repeated and frequent exposure to high levels of pollutants may have adverse effects on the skin. Changes in microflora, oxidative stress, and activation of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR) lead to the induction of an inflammatory cascade in the skin. Several types of air pollutants have been identified that can cause damage to the skin, including pollutant gases (carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, sulfur dioxide), heavy metals (lead, nickel, particulate matter), and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). Exposure to each type of pollutant has its own mechanism and impact on the skin. In general, air pollutants can be associated with aging, inflammation, or allergic skin conditions.


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Hidajat, D., Febry Gilang Tilana, & I Gusti Bagus Surya Ari Kusuma. (2023). The Impact of Air Pollution on Skin Health. Jurnal Kedokteran, 12(4).

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