Written by: https://twitter.com/HarveyStaub1?s=20
These are made from a plastic called polypropylene.
”A study evaluated the possible effects of exposure to polypropylene “flock” on respiratory health.” Flock being defined as inhaled microfibers of the plastic.”50 polypropylene flocking workers were compared to a control group of 45 people.
”Work related respiratory symptoms were reported in 26% of exposed subjects & in 13.3% of the controls”…respiratory symptoms increased 3.6 times as much in the polypropylene flocking workers when compared to controls”, the study suggests the presence of subtle or the beginning of..lung disease in these polypropylene flocking workers. In conclusion,the authors found exposure to polypropylene flock in the work place to be associated with pulmonary function impairment.”-ersjournals.com
Does breathing in fibers damage health?”The presence of microplastics in human lung tissue was already demonstrated in the 1990’s by scientists investigating lung tissue of cancer patients,who expressed their concern plastic fibers may contribute to the risk of lung cancer.”
When particles remain in the lungs, they stay there for a long time because they are biopersistent, which could cause inflammation.”It also matters how long the fibers are, because longer fibers appear to be more damaging.”
Particle pollution has long been known to damage lung tissues, leading to cancer, asthma attacks & other health problems.”-plasticsoupfoundation.org.5/19/20
Without question, a person who wears a blue surgical mask, made of polypropylene, for a prolonged period of time, is also inhaling polypropylene microfibers, which have been proven to be detrimental to the lungs & can lead to other health issues,such as cancer asthmatic attacks, etc. The detriment, potential detriment, to one’s physical health, now & future health, outweigh the social pressures, paranoia, security blanket need, that people have wrapped themselves up, & have become consumed mentally.