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Exposed to the elements – what drives aging?

If you leave things unprotected to the elements they will ultimately age and perish quicker. Colors will fade. Parts will become more brittle and stiff. This is not too far off what happens in the human body. For example, without adequate protection, a life in the outdoors increases our exposure to ultraviolet radiation, and photo-aging of the skin and the wrinkles that it brings will increase accordingly. This is the basis of the “weathered” appearance. Inside the human body, there are also a number of damaging elements that contribute to the decline in structure and function associated with aging....

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