Many people have said that masks are very uncomfortable to wear. Many people have also complained that masks make it harder to breathe. Some believe that masks are essentially pointless.
The latest scientific studies conducted in the UK have shown that the masks that have been worn by the general public during the pandemic could have a far unhealthier effect than the UK government has led people to believe.
A new study in the UK, which was funded by the University of Hull and published in the Science of the Total Environment, has found that microplastics most commonly used in the cheap throw-away corvid masks have been discovered in the lungs of most people.
In the study the researchers looked at lung tissue obtained from study participants and discovered that microplastics were lodged in all regions of their lungs, including the deeper sections.
According to the research, this is the first time microplastics have been found in human lung tissue samples using μFTIR spectroscopy.
“The abundance of MPs (microplastics) within samples, significantly above that of blanks, supports human inhalation as a route of environmental exposure. MPs with dimensions as small as 4 μm but also, surprisingly, 2 mm were identified within all lung region samples, with the majority being fibrous and fragmented.”
Whilst the researchers have not confirmed the source of the microplastic contamination, the plastic fibres found in the lungs of the participants are commonly used in the cheap re-usable corvid masks.
In fact the researchers managed to identify 39 different microplastics in 11 of the 13 lung tissue participants, with an average of 3 microplastics per sample.
Types of Microplastics found in samples
The research project discovered the microplastics present in the most considerable quantities included:
- polypropylene (PP): found in carpets, clothing, automotive plastics, and surgical masks.
- polyethylene terephthalate (PET): present in clothing, beverage, and food containers.
- resin: a constituent of protective coating and paints.
- polyethylene (PE): a component of food wrappers, milk containers, toys, and detergent bottles.
It should be noted that in 2020, the amount of disposable face masks littered into the environment increased by a staggering 9000 percent.
For over two years now billions of people around the world have strapped polypropylene masks to their faces each and every day. They have then sucked in the air they need to breathe through these plastic fibre masks.
And they’ve been doing so for 8 or more hours each day.
To not have discovered plastic in lungs would have been surprising.
Study in 2020
Confirmation of this latest microplastics in the lungs research is backed up by a study which was conducted in 2020. This study predicted that the risk of microplastic inhalation would be hugely increased by people wearing the throw away corvid masks.
According to the research in that study, the inhalation risk posed by spherical and fiber-like microplastics was particularly high when wearing any of the masks shown in the above picture.
Here’s a partial clip of what was published in the study.
Surgical and N95 masks have been regarded as the most effective masks for reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
However, given the shortage of surgical masks and the relatively high price of using them as disposable items, people have used cotton masks or other types of masks to replace surgical masks (Shakya et al., 2017, Davies et al., 2013, Santos et al., 2020).
Consequently, reusing masks after a disinfection process or simply reusing them directly has become a common practice (Song et al., 2020).
However, the improper use of masks can increase the transmission risk of COVID-19.
Moreover, the inhalation of microplastics should be considered when wearing masks.”
Unfortunately, the researchers in that study continued to recommend the use of this plastic based masks despite the risk of the inhalation of microplastic fibres into the lungs.
Dr. Osita Onugha, a thoracic surgeon and an assistant professor of thoracic surgery at Saint John’s Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California told Medical News Today that the implications for microplastics in the lungs are unknown given our current knowledge on this type of contamination but it can’t be good.
“The real question is what does something within the body do? The body does not like things that cause inflammation and things that are foreign like plastics.
So, if it leads to chronic inflammation, that’s where you can have things that develop years down the road.”
Dr. Onugha also said that any follow-up study should address that if microplastics are found within the lungs could this lead to inflammatory lung disease or cancer.
He also said that the follow-up study should be carried out across a significant size of population in order to determine “a cause and effect.”
When researchers finally determine the source of this microplastic contamination of people’s lungs, it won’t take genius to figure out that strapping a corvid mask, with an endless supply of these microplastics, to the entrance of your lungs increases your chance of breathing them in.
Countries who continue to force children to wear masks, (EG: New York in the US of A), would do well to realise the potentially catastrophic health impacts they are having on unsuspecting, innocent lives.
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