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Transition Metal-Induced Oxidation: Implications for Skin Care Products

Contact Author Ratan K. Chaudhuri and Germain Puccetti, Rona/EM Industries Inc.
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In 1956, Harman first suggested that free radicals produced during aerobic repiration cause cumulative oxidative damage, resulting in aging and death. In his work, Harman noted paralllels between the effects of aging and those of ionizing radiation, including mutagenesis, cancer and gross cellular damage.

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