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Camellia japonica: Protecting from pollution

Clariant Active Ingredients extols the antipollution virtues of Camellia japonica - one of the most famous flowers in Korea, where it is known as dongbaek

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines air pollution as the contamination of indoor or outdoor environments by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere. 

Alarmingly, recent data indicated that around 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.1 This can be explained by urbanisation and associated pollution, as well as highyield agriculture, both of which are constantly growing. 

The skin is the first barrier that protects the body against pollutants but even if it is very efficient, this protective barrier can be overwhelmed by repeated exposure to pollution. Aggressors such as particulates, heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can penetrate the skin and induce the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS).2,3

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