Pollution is the physical, biological and chemical changes in our environment and the substances which are responsible for these changes are known as pollutants. Pollution can cause instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the ecosystem. It refers to:
Nerve and Brain Damage: These conditions can occur if you are exposed to soil, which is contaminated with lead.
Radioactivity is toxic as it forms ions on reacting with biological molecules. These ions can form free radicals that damage proteins, nucleus acids, and membranes. Radioactivity can damage DNA by destroying individual bases, which can result in cancers, birth defects, and even death. Others disorders that are caused by the radioactive pollution are an ulcer, swelling of bone joints, eye problems, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Skin Cancer and Bone Cancer.
10–20 % of sebum is Squalene which is highly sensitive towards different types of Reactive Oxygen Species. Squalene appears as natural bio-markers of most oxidative reactions on the cutaneous tissue.
Squalene being an antioxidant can act as oxygen supplement. It is highly sensitive to singlet oxygen which is a very reactive oxidative species. It assists the oxygen delivery throughout the body. The antioxidants neutralize free radicals. Increased production of free radicals can result in oxidative stress, causing imbalance and leading to oxidative damage, cell death, tissue damage and finally disease. Inhalation of cigarette smoke and exposure to air pollution contribute a lot to the generation of free radicals.
Squalene can help a lot to deal with pollution by neutralizing the increased production of free radicals. Thus, a number of medical conditions can be prevented by using squalene as a health supplement which can occur due to increased free radicals.