“With climate change , rising temperatures, increased humidity, sea level. All this affects the skin and therefore an increase in estimated atopic dermatitis, eczema and other conditions dermatologic “explains TodoDermo Julián Conejo Mir, Chief of Dermatology at the University Hospital Virgen del Rocio in Sevilla, and Honorary President of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV). These skin effects are expected in 50 years , according to studies presented by the expert in the skin and Climate Change conference organized by the AEDV and Cajasol Foundation held in Seville this Thursday, June 16.
- Cosmic radiation is less well known that ultraviolet but also affects the skin
Then recall that the increase of solar radiation and its effect on skin cancer is another consequence of climate change and insists: “The cosmic radiation present in the upper layers of the atmosphere , is less well known that ultraviolet, but also affects the health of the skin. ” This type of radiation does not reach the -apunta land – though it does have impact on people when traveling by air.
In fact, he says that pilots and cabin crew “have a higher prevalence in different types of cancers, but the skin is the organ most affected by cosmic radiation.” As an example states that a transoceanic flight equivalent to 100 X – rays, he adds.
José Bernabéu, a member of the AEDV, who also participated in the ceremony, said that the problems arising from cosmic radiation increases because people increasingly travels and mentioned how other habits influence skin : “Before I was not so fashionable to do outdoor activities or go on vacation to the beach. ” In addition, Bernabéu noted that life expectancy has doubled in Spain, increasing solar accumulation and accelerates the aging process.
On the relationship between lifestyle and its consequences on the skin, Rabbit Mir says to TodoDermo that the use of computers and mobile at night influences indirectly : “The blue light of electronic devices inhibits the production of melatonin, hormone involved in sleep onset. This changes circadian rhythms, affects the oxidation of cells and therefore is aged more “.