A new scientific study asserts that nanofibers in the masks we are wearing by the billions could put us at serious risk for respiratory inflammation and even cause a cancer known as mesothelioma. These nano-plastics are shed from many different masks being used across the globe and can be inhaled into the lungs, where they impede breathing. One of the issues is that these nanofibers made by nanotechnology industries approximate the size of asbestos – and we all know how deadly that substance turned out to be.
The study is called “Need for assessing the inhalation of micro(nano)plastic debris shed from masks, respirators, and home-made face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic.” According to journalist Jeffrey Jaxen of The Highwire, the researchers used an electron microscope to scan the mask's inner part that faces our mouth. Unsurprisingly, some fragments and particles are loosely ...
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