Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Baldies against air pollution

A quick survey of the Economics department at Birmingham provides only partial support for this story unless some staff members are involved in a cover up.

Any jobs going in a nice rural University?

Staff at Birmingham

Pollution sends men bald [daily Telegraph]

Men living in polluted areas are more likely to go bald than those breathing cleaner air, a new study suggests.

The ground breaking research, by academics at the University of London, has linked the onset of male pattern baldness, to environmental factors, such as air pollution and smoking.

The scientists believe toxins and carcinogens found in polluted air can stop hair growing by blocking mechanisms that produce the protein from which hair is made. Baldness is known to be hereditary, but the new research suggests that environmental factors could exacerbate hair loss.

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