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Air Pollution reduces Vitamin D

Air pollution decreases vitamin D by:

  1. Pollution reduces the amount of time that people are outdoors
  2. Pollution reduces the amount of UVB getting to the skin (by only a few percent)
  3. Pollution is often associated with hot temperatures, another reason to not go outdoors

See also VitaminDWiki

Decrease in UVB - ratio of polluted sky in Tokyo vs clear sky in New Zealand
Note: Tokyo is much closer to equator, so should have much more UVB than NZ
Note: You can ignore the blue = winter line
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