Single-use face masks are a ticking time bomb of global pollution, experts warn

Single-use face masks are a ticking plastic bomb for the environment, according to a commentary published in Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering. Zhiyong Ren, a professor of civil and environmental engineering from Princeton University, and Elvis Xu, an environmental scientist from the University of Southern Denmark, authored the commentary. Based on recent studies, the authors estimated that some … Continue reading Single-use face masks are a ticking time bomb of global pollution, experts warn

Large-scale study finds that masking students is ineffective and a form of child abuse

A dataset called the “COVID dashboard project” has revealed that forcing children to wear a mask all day at school is a pointless exercise in child abuse. Put together by Brown University professor Emily Oster, the project was designed to fill the gap concerning the “coordinated federal effort to track COVID cases in context.” “By ‘in context’ I mean … Continue reading Large-scale study finds that masking students is ineffective and a form of child abuse

Editor of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine calls for end to masks in schools, declares zero evidence they prevent anything

Professor Carl Heneghan, a professor of evidence-based medicine and editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) publication Evidence-Based Medicine, has issued a warning that face masks are “useless” at protecting against infection with the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). During a recent appearance on British news, Heneghan explained that forcing children to wear a face covering all day long while at school … Continue reading Editor of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine calls for end to masks in schools, declares zero evidence they prevent anything

States with highest rates of vaccination and mask compliance feeling heaviest load of new hospitalization cases

Comparative data on differing Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) responses across the nation is finally being released, and things are not looking too good in states where rates of compliance with mask wearing and vaccination are highest. In Michigan, for example, which currently leads the nation in Chinese virus vaccine compliance, hundreds of new positive “cases” have emerged … Continue reading States with highest rates of vaccination and mask compliance feeling heaviest load of new hospitalization cases

Face masks are laced with cancer-causing toxic chemicals

Scientists found that some face masks used by the general public are laced with toxic chemicals, including known carcinogens and environmental pollutants. Michael Braungart, a German chemist and the scientific director of environmental nonprofit Hamburg Environmental Institute, carried out tests on face masks that people had worn shortly before developing rashes on the face. He detected formaldehyde, aniline and other toxic chemicals in the … Continue reading Face masks are laced with cancer-causing toxic chemicals

Discarded face masks, PPE are killing wildlife around the world

Millions of people around the world have been using single-use face masks, disposable gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to avoid infection since the coronavirus pandemic began in March last year. But the increased use of such items has resulted in a new wave of litter, one that harms and even kills animals. Those are the findings of a … Continue reading Discarded face masks, PPE are killing wildlife around the world

Post-vaccine SUPER STRAINS emerge: Coronavirus pandemic in Brazil beginning to affect younger people at higher rates

As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to sweep through Brazil, younger Brazilians are dying from it at higher, more alarming rates. Brazil is currently going through its worst period of the coronavirus pandemic. Every day, its caseloads and deaths regularly set new records for the country. (Related: Brazil relives the worst of the pandemic as coronavirus cases and … Continue reading Post-vaccine SUPER STRAINS emerge: Coronavirus pandemic in Brazil beginning to affect younger people at higher rates

BOMBSHELL: Disposable blue face masks found to contain toxic, asbestos-like substance that destroys lungs

Health Canada has issued a warning about blue and gray disposable face masks, which contain an asbestos-like substance associated with “early pulmonary toxicity.” The SNN200642 masks, which are made in China and sold and distributed by a Quebec-based company called Métallifer, had been part of Canada’s public school reopening plan. Students were told that they needed to wear them … Continue reading BOMBSHELL: Disposable blue face masks found to contain toxic, asbestos-like substance that destroys lungs

Doctor raises serious doubts about effectiveness of face masks, busts common misconceptions

Governments worldwide have urged people to wear face masks amid the pandemic, claiming that the use of the masks will protect them from getting infected with the Wuhan coronavirus. But not all health experts are convinced this is true, and some have even sounded the alarm about the apparent effectiveness of face masks against the coronavirus. One such expert, … Continue reading Doctor raises serious doubts about effectiveness of face masks, busts common misconceptions

Disposable face masks poised to become the next plastic crisis

Single-use face masks made from plastic microfibers are a ticking time bomb for the environment, according to an article published in the journal Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering. Governments worldwide have ordered the use of face masks to stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. This has led to a whooping 129 billion disposable face masks being … Continue reading Disposable face masks poised to become the next plastic crisis