Ozone (O3) is considered one of the most important air pollutants in terms of impacts on human health. But, how can ozone be both good and bad? The answer is, depends on where Ozone is found.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for calcium maintenance homeostasis, for bone health and for preventing falls and fractures. More recently an increasingly, research is revealing the importance of vitamin D in protecting against a host of health problems like hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cancer, autoimmune and infectious diseases, among others.
Last November 23th, The Beauty Cluster Barcelona held the fourth edition of Beauty Innovation Day, one of the most prominent events on innovation in the Spanish beauty sector.
The event focused on the latest trends in the industry, with the conferences revolving around three main areas of interest: sustainability, digitalization, and research.
It is impossible to avoid air pollution in urban areas. In fact, the WHO estimated that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed “WHO’s Ambient Air quality guidelines,” particularly with respect to the smallest particles, those with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5). These particles are considered to be the most hazardous, as they can penetrate deep into the lungs, pass to the bloodstream and cause severe cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory damage.
The Centre for Industrial and Technology Development (CDTI, for its name in Spanish) of the Spanish Ministry of Economy has reviewed and certified the second year of the R&D project “Research and experimental development of new healthy food products and advanced packaging solutions” (AVANZA-S).
Sport Nutrition is the fastest-growing category of the health and Nutrition market. In fact, Sport Nutrition annual growth rate from 2012 and 2017 is more than the double of the second category, the vitamins and dietary supplements category.
Skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in the world. In the majority of cases, it is due to excessive, unprotective exposure to the sun’s UV rays, which penetrate and damage the skin over time.
That tobacco consumption has side effects on your cardiovascular system, lungs, and overall lifespan are well-known. Smoking has been described by the World Health Organization as the single greatest preventable cause of disease, disability, and death globally. It is estimated that tobacco kills more than 7 million people every year and only in the EU is responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths every year. Around 50% of smokers die prematurely (on average 14 years earlier).
Air pollution is an unavoidable consequence of our urban lifestyle. The number of people living in cities is rising, and it is estimated that two-thirds of the world’s population will live in high-density urban environments by 2050, which translates into more people exposed to high levels of pollutants.
In 2017, Dr. Krutmann and his colleagues defined the concept of “skin aging exposome” as the external and internal factors, and their interactions, affecting a human individual from conception to death, which lead to the biological and clinical signs of skin aging. This includes external factors such as sun exposure, tobacco, pollution, and nutrition. Also, stress and lack of sleep were identified as exacerbating factors.