Is Air Pollution to Blame for Your Bad Hair Day? A New Study Says Maybe So. reached out to Dr. Rogers for her opinion of  presentation in Madrid about the effects of air pollutants on hiar loss:

A recent presentation at the 28th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress in Madrid suggested that exposure to particulate matter (a common type of air pollutant) is linked to hair loss.

But you might not need to cancel your plans outside, just because you’re worried about the effect that air pollution could have on your hair.

“I don’t think people have to panic about damage to their hair from air pollution just yet,” said Dr. Amy McMichael, professor and chair of the department of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

“I would say in most first world countries like the United States, it should not be a major concern,” says Dr. Nicole Rogers, a dermatologist with Hair Restoration of the South in Metairie, Louisiana, adding that she would understand a higher level of concern among people living in areas where smog is a bigger problem.  

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