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Could Cloth Masks be Bad for Our Health? – Respiratory Disease Caused by Synthetic Fibres

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Most logical right-minded critical thinkers are well aware that the events rolling out in the current “COVID” world hold no logic, no common sense or indeed any reasoned action welcome to the “Covid-19 Twilight Zone”.

Since COVID hit Government led mainstream media commentators and journalists have subjected the nation to a 24 hour Covid-19 “psychological terror campaign” the likes of which we had never witnessed before.

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Upon social media platforms those who dare to “question the narrative” are either censored or met with an almost “Stazi” like response.  One response, in particular, has stood out more than any other for me and that is the “Just wear your f***ing mask” brigade.

And yet there is no biological history of mass masking until now.  So surely it is important and indeed wise to consider and question all possible outcomes of what seems to be a society-wide “experiment” given that the consequences to our health remain unknown.

Masked individuals have measurably higher inspiratory flow than non-masked individuals.

The Potential Health Risks of Toxic Fibres and Fabrics

A quick google search led me to this 1975 Thorax paper entitled “Respiratory Disease Caused by Synthetic Fibres: A New Occupational Disease”.

Thorax” is one of the world’s leading respiratory medicine journals.

The study outlines 7 patients who were exposed to the inhalation of synthetic fibres and presented with various bronchopulmonary diseases, such as asthma, extrinsic allergic alveolitis, chronic bronchitis with bronchiectasis, spontaneous pneumothorax, and chronic pneumonia.

It called attention to the fact that inhalation of nylon dust, in a series of cases of pneumoconiosis due to organic dusts, can give rise to fibrotic nodules in the lung.

https://thorax.bmj.com/content/thoraxjnl/30/2/204.full.pdf

https://thorax.bmj.com/pages/authors/

Historically there has been concern about the potential health hazard from occupational exposure to synthetic polymers inhaled as microfibres or “flock”.

Since 1999, several cases of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), termed “flock worker’s lung”, have been reported among workers exposed to nylon flock in the USA and Canada

I admit these cases are based on working with fibres in an occupational capacity – but as we know there is no known history of a species that has either voluntarily or involuntarily obstructed or filtered the orifices of the airways or lungs (I mean why would you?).

If every fibre in every facemask is secure and not detachable by airflow, then there should be no risk of inhalation of such particles and fibres.  However, if even a small portion of mask fibres are detachable by inspiratory airflow or debris in mask manufacture or packaging or handling, then there is the possibility of not only entry of foreign material to the airways, but also entry to deep lung tissue, potentially leading to pathological consequences of foreign bodies in the lungs.

A Science News article entitled Cloth masks: Dangerous to your health? States the following:-

“The widespread use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged, according to a UNSW study.

The results of the first randomized clinical trial (RCT) to study the efficacy of cloth masks were published in the journal BMJ Open.

The trial saw 1607 hospital healthcare workers across 14 hospitals in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, split into three groups: those wearing medical masks, those wearing cloth masks and a control group based on usual practice, which included mask-wearing.

Workers used the mask on every shift for four consecutive weeks.

The study found respiratory infection was much higher among healthcare workers wearing cloth masks.”

A separate expert review by Professor MacIntyre published in the British Medical Journal earlier this month found that the lack of research on facemasks and respirators is reflected in varied and sometimes conflicting global policies and guidelines.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150422121724.htm

How harmful or toxic for our health could that piece of fabric be?

Hypoxia and Hypercapnia

In my previous article entitled “the mask has slipped – are face masks safe” I referred to Dr Blaylock (an author and retired US Neurosurgeon) who stated:-

By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain.”

Hypoxia –  deprivation of adequate oxygen supply at tissue level.

Hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections.  A drop in oxygen levels is associated with an impairment in immunity setting the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19 and making the consequences of that infection much graver.

Hypercapnia – a build-up of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream.

A sudden rise in carbon dioxide, called “acute hypercapnia”, is dangerous, because your kidneys can’t handle the spike.

Analysis

Could the wearing of face masks/cloth coverings actually produce the respiratory problems being attributed to Covid-19?

Issues to bring under the microscope:–

  • The Health Risks of Toxic Fibres and Fabrics
  • Hypoxia
  • Hypercapnia

  • Effectiveness/efficacy of face masks when worn by asymptomatic persons in a social setting

A Question for the social media “wear your f***ing mask brigade”

Surely issues of such importance should be debated and proven to be safe and effective before a Government enforces such a policy upon its citizens? Whatever happened to the precautionary principle – does that no longer apply?

Questions for the Boris Johnson administration:-

  1. Why are eminent doctors and scientists with alternative views from “the state narrative” being censored and silenced?;
  2. Where is the Government’s medical risk assessment for this policy?

I truly believe that what we are currently enduring could be considered a crime against humanity?

A crime against humanity is an act that is classed as a widespread systematic attack directed against any civilian population either as a legal offense or as a moral category.  The concept of crimes against humanity embodies the idea that individuals who either make or follow state policy can be held accountable by the international community.

Will this happen?

If enough of us stand up against this – I truly believe it can – watch this space.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344360577_Masks_false_safety_and_real_dangers_Part_1_Friable_mask_particulate_and_lung_vulnerability

https://unitynewsnetwork.co.uk/the-mask-has-slipped-are-face-masks-safe/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344360577_Masks_false_safety_and_real_dangers_Part_1_Friable_mask_particulate_and_lung_vulnerability

https://fashionbi.com/newspaper/the-health-risks-of-toxic-fibers-and-fabrics

https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/25/1/110

 

Further information on WHO guidance on Facemask wearing can be found below:

Masks should be used as part of a comprehensive strategy of measures to suppress transmission and save lives; the use of a mask alone is not sufficient to provide an adequate level of protection against COVID-19. You should also maintain a minimum physical distance of at least 1 metre from others, frequently clean your hands and avoid touching your face and mask.

Medical masks can protect people wearing the mask from getting infected, as well as can prevent those who have symptoms from spreading them. WHO recommends the following groups use medical masks.

  • Health workers
  • Anyone with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, including people with mild symptoms 
  • People caring for suspect or confirmed cases of COVID-19 outside of health facilities

Medical masks are also recommended for these at-risk people, when they are in areas of widespread transmission and they cannot guarantee a distance of at least 1 metre from others:

  • People aged 60 or over
  • People of any age with underlying health conditions

Non-medical, fabric masks are being used by many people in public areas, but there has been limited evidence on their effectiveness and WHO does not recommend their widespread use among the public for control of COVID-19. However, for areas of widespread transmission, with limited capacity for implementing control measures and especially in settings where physical distancing of at least 1 metre is not possible – such as on public transport, in shops or in other confined or crowded environments – WHO advises governments to encourage the general public to use non-medical fabric masks.

At the present time, the widespread use of masks everywhere is not supported by high-quality scientific evidence, and there are potential benefits and harms to consider.

However, there are some settings in which it may not be possible to keep physical distancing and the use of a mask could be helpful to provide a barrier to limit the spread of potentially infectious droplets from someone who is infected. In addition, there is some evidence which suggests that some infected people without showing symptoms may be able to transmit the virus others.

For this reason, WHO advises that governments should encourage the use of non-medical fabric masks, which can act as a barrier to prevent the spread of the virus from the wearer to others where there are many cases of COVID-19, for people in the general public where physical distancing of at least 1 metre is not possible – such as, on public transport, in shops or in other confined or crowded environments.

It is important to note that masks should only be used as part of a comprehensive strategy. Masks on their own will not protect you from COVID-19. People should also clean their hands frequently and maintain a distance of at least 1 metre from others. 

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