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Study published by NIH suggests N95 masks could expose wearers to toxic compounds linked to cancer |

As masking returns to America’s liberal enclaves, a new study has bad news for those wearing the masks generally considered to be the most effective; N95.

According to the daily mail:

A study that the National Institutes of Health quietly shared again in the spring suggests that the tight-fitting mask can expose wearers to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals.

Researchers at Jeonbuk National University in South Korea analyzed two types of medical-grade disposable masks as well as several reusable cotton masks. The study found that the chemicals released by these masks had eight times the recommended safety limit of toxic volatile organic compounds (TVOCs). TVOC inhalation has been linked to health problems such as headaches and nausea, while prolonged and repeated exposure has been linked to organ damage and even cancer.

“‘Clearly special attention must be paid to the VOCs associated with the use of KF94 [medical] masks its effects on human health,” the researchers wrote in the study.

The study was published in the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety and on the NIH website. The NIH said, “Inclusion in an NLM database does not imply endorsement or agreement with the content by NLM or the National Institutes of Health.”

In the year 2021, James Agresti of “Just Facts” pointed out a number of drawbacks of N95s that were completely absent from media discussions, such as the fact that the average concentrations of CO2 inhaled by people wearing N95s are 2.6 to 7 times higher than the limit of the OSHA work shift for CO2. It was also 13 to 35 times the classroom limit in many countries, and 30 to 80 times the level of CO2 in fresh air.


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