Study Links Hair Loss to Air Pollution

So, you’ve heard of the environment. You know about the Great Barrier Reef, about deforestation, about mass extinctions, blah blah blah. But of course you’re asking: that’s all very well, but how does the environment affect ME?

Well, hold on to your hats. And we mean that literally, because it turns out if we don’t do something to address the environmental crisis, hats are all we’ll have left to warm our poor shiny pates.

Yep, scientists have discovered that air pollution is going to send us all bald.

Of course, they put it slightly more soberly than that. What they found was that exposing the human scalp to “ambient particulate matter” – ie the gunk you find floating around in polluted air – reduces levels of catenin, a protein responsible for hair growth and retention.

So yeah. If you’re not worried about being able to breathe, at least be worried that you’re going to have to start combing your last few strands over your dome in a pathetic attempt to fool the world. Maybe THAT will light a fire under you to do something about our choking atmosphere. But not a literal fire: lighting those is kind of what got us into this hairless mess in the first place.