N95 Covid masks may expose wearer to toxins linked to seizures, cancer

The N95 masks, once heralded by many as the gold standard for protecting against Covid, may actually expose its wearer to great danger, a new study finds.

  • Jeonbuk National University in South Korea found that the chemicals released by these masks had 8x the recommended safety limit of toxic volatile organic compounds.

However, there are ways to reduce the danger, they said. ‘Exposure can be significantly reduced if a mask is opened and left to sit for at least 30 min,’ the researchers wrote.

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