Scientists have issued an alert after a comprehensive study discovered that Covid masks contain high levels of toxic chemicals linked to cancer.
The study was quietly published by the National Institutes of Health shortly before calls remerged for mask mandates to return.
It indicates that the tight-fitting masks may expose wearers to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals.
Details of the study were published in the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety and on the NIH’s website.
For the study, scientists from Jeonbuk National University in South Korea analyzed two types of disposable medical-grade masks, along with reusable cloth masks. Upon examining the data, the scientists reported that chemicals released by the medical-grade masks had at least eight times the recommended safety limit of toxic volatile organic compounds (TVOCs).
The researchers warned that continued study can help them learn more about the VOCs linked to the use of surgical masks and their effects on human health.
They added that there are ways to reduce the danger. Exposure can be significantly reduced if you open a mask and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before wearing it.
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