Source: Arjun WaliaCE Staff Writer

In Brief

  • The Facts:A recently published meta-analysis examined potential health consequences of extended mask use and determined that there are multiple concerns and possible health consequences that can arise as a result.
  • Reflect On:Are masks as safe as we’ve been made to believe? Why are concerns always ignored and in some cases ridiculed? Can they stop the spread of COVID? All of this is discussed within the article.

What Happened: A large meta analysis recently published in the Journal Environmental Research and Public Health titled, “Is a Mask That Covers the Mouth and Nose Free from Undesirable Side Effects in Everyday Use and Free of Potential Hazards?” looked at 65 studies pertaining to prolonged mask wearing to examine whether or not there may be any health consequences.

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