What is smog?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Smog is a chemical mixture of ozone, particles of dust, soot, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and even lead. When your skin absorbs these pollutants your whole body can be affected negatively.

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