Can toxic chemicals trigger vitiligo?
Today I was reading an aritcle about the effects of oxidative stress on vitiligo and a thought came to mind. I’ve read from many sources that stress may induce vitiligo. I always took that to mean that stressful situations, or a stress filled life, could cause vitiligo, but, what if could also mean stress put on my body by toxic chemicals that I’ve been exposed to, knowingly and unknowingly? Afterall, each time I have the carpets cleaned, there is a metallic taste in my mouth and twice a year my house was sprayed for bugs. Nail polish remover is toxic. Window cleaner is toxic. Plant sprays are toxic. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if we came to discover that exposure to toxic chemicals is the catalist to the onset of vitiligo in certain people.