Undoing Urban Dust


It’s a fact: dirty air is a crisis. Cellular intoxicators are on the rise, and our clients’ skin is becoming more and more reactive to the environment. This excessively polluted, toxic air has a great impact on human health and our skin. It’s on the minds of our clients, so it’s time to become a pollution expert in the treatment room. Here are the latest stats.

  • An estimated 90% of the world lives in air that’s been polluted.
  • In the U.S., nearly 134 million people are at an increased health risk of air pollution; that is almost half the population.1
  • There were 15% more days with unhealthy air in America in the years 2017 and 2018 than there was on average from 2013 to 2016.2
  • In 2017 and 2018, there were nearly 140 times when the U.S. cities’ air pollution reached the worst two categories: a ‘very unhealthy’ and ‘hazardous air qualities’ greater than 200. That’s more than two-and-a-half times the average of nearly 55 from 2013 to 2016.3
  • Air pollution levels can vary up to eight times just within one block.4


  1. www.lung.org/assets/documents/healthy-air/state-of-the-air/sota-2019-full.pdf
  2. www.apnews.com/d3515b79af1246d08f7978f026c9092b
  3. www.epa.gov
  4. www.edf.org/airqualitymaps

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Deborah Jones is a regional education business manager for Bioelements, and has been a licensed esthetician since 2004. She educates, trains and consults one-on-one with spas and esthetics schools, and is known for her world-class facial techniques, including personalized custom blending. www.bioelements.com/pros

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