Skin problems on the rise in the capital

Rising pollution in Delhi-NCR takes its toll on the skin, too.

As per a report in, toxic high pollution levels in Delhi-NCR is not only taking a toll on people’s health but is also adversely affecting their skin, causing allergies, rashes, premature ageing, thereby forcing them to seek medical treatments. According to V K Sharma, Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, AIIMS in New Delhi, exposure to pollution leads to early signs of ageing, pigmentation, skin irritation and other related problems. Doctors have observed 30% hike in skin related problems in the city.