Cover Photo: Shredded recycled plastic pieces on display at the Minnesota State Fair. (c) 2019 Tony Webster
Study finds plastics found in masks present in patients’ lungs
“The study from Great Britain discovered microplastic particles in the lung tissue of 11 out of 13 patients undergoing surgery.
Microplastic fibres were found deep in the lower lungs of living human beings in almost every person sampled in a recent UK study.
The study from Great Britain discovered microplastic particles — present in many COVID-19 masks — in the lung tissue of 11 out of 13 patients undergoing surgery.
Polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) were the most prevalent substances present in the lungs.
The microscopic plastic fragments and fibres were discovered by scientists at Hull York Medical School in the UK. Some of the filaments were two millimetres long in patients undergoing surgery whose lung tissue they sampled.
The plastic dust and microscopic debris comprises the same plastics used to manufacture the ubiquitous surgical masks worn by hundreds of millions of people around the world as mandated by governments in an attempt to halt the spread of COVID-19.
The material most commonly used to make these masks is PP — PP fabric is made from a “thermoplastic” polymer, meaning that it’s easy to work with and shape at high temperatures.
Blue surgical masks can also be made of polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyethylene, or polyester, all of which are types of fabrics derived from thermoplastic polymers.
Microplastics were detected in human blood for the first time in March, showing the particles can travel around the human body and may become embedded in organs. The impact on health is still to be determined.
Researchers are concerned because microplastics cause damage to human cells in the laboratory”
Masks do harm!
This meta analysis demonstrates that masks do not prevent transmission. Instead, they pose a major threat to human health. This chart shows negative effects found is studies from 2005 through 2022. This is not a NEW question.
Dr. Mike Yeadon: Public Health Officials Are Lying—Masks Do NOT Work
Masks only really work if they filter the air… but blue medical masks [have] never been intended to be filters. What are they? They’re splash guards… It’s like trying to stop mosquitoes getting into your garden using a chain link fence…They do not work… That’s not my opinion; that’s what the experimental evidence says. And I’m telling you when the public health officials tell you otherwise, CDC, Fauci, and so on, they are lying.Dr. Mike Yeadon