A shocking new study out of the United Kingdom has shown that disposable face masks, that we have all been forced to wear for the better part of two years in some places, are releasing toxic chemicals such as lead, antimony and copper when they’re exposed to water.
So, not only are these masks an environmental disaster, with the amount that is now being found in the ocen and waterways, killing sealife, they are potentially hazardous to those who wear them as well.
Ask anyone who has had to wear a facemask and especially a disposable one over a long period of time everyday, and the complaints are usually the same – they lower the ability to breathe, cause sinus, ear and eye infections and exposes the wear to inhaling microplastics.
The results of the study, however, say that now findings pose a far higher risk than previously thought.
Since the start of the pandemic, 52 billion disposable face masks, mainly coming from China, have been produced and an estimated 1.56 billion of them have entered the the world’s oceans, that’s as much as 6,240 metric tons of plastic.
They pose a huge risk to sealife, with larger creatures having them ending up in their stomachs and now they’re poisoning them too.
The research came out of the University of Swansea, Wales, and was focused on the release of toxins once exposed to water.
The researchers analyzed seven different brands of face masks, soaking them in water to see how they behaved once they became trash in the ocean.
Present in the water that had been used to soak the masks, was traces of lead, copper and other cancer causing chemicals.
It has been reported previously that facemasks had already had phthalate found in them, a class of chemicals that are endocrine disruptors, causing hormone changes in men and women.
Exposure to such a chemical while pregnant, can result in feminization of baby boys, causing a small penis at birth and feminine traits as they grow.
Professor Shanna Swan said that the effects of these chemicals could render the male population around the world infertile, which she wrote about in her book – Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race.
Lead researcher, Dr. Sarper Sarp of Swansea’s College of Engineering said in a University press release that, “Improper and unregulated disposal of these DPFs [disposable plastic facemasks] is a plastic pollution problem we are already facing and will only continue to intensify,”
“There is a concerning amount of evidence that suggests that DPF waste can potentially have a substantial environmental impact by releasing pollutants simply by exposing them to water,” said Sarp.
He continued, “Many of the toxic pollutants found in our research have bio-accumulative properties when released into the environment and our findings show that DPFs could be one of the main sources of these environmental contaminants during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Concluding there is must be something put in place to reduce the risk of exposure, saying, “It is, therefore, imperative that stricter regulations need to be enforced during manufacturing and disposal/recycling of DPFs to minimize the environmental impact. There is also a need to understand the impact of such particle leaching on public health.”
Dr Sarper then went on to state that “a full investigation is necessary to determine the quantities and potential impacts of these particles leaching into the environment, and the levels being inhaled by users during normal breathing. This is a significant concern, especially for health care professionals, key workers, and children who are required to wear masks for large proportions of the working or school day.”
The distrust in public health officals grows by the day. The amount of toxins the population is being exposed to, whether through the face masks or the “vaccines”, should make everyone at least question if there is an agenda to kill us all off. It really seems that way.