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June 29, 2020

Are Face Masks Dangerous? Scientists Debunk Some Common Myths

As people around the world adjust to wearing face masks, particularly in countries like the United States where it wasn’t common practice, some questions have popped up regarding their safety. So perhaps it’s time to learn a bit more about how face masks actually work. As different memes and Facebook posts claiming that face masks can reduce your oxygen intake and increase your inhalation of carbon dioxide circulate, it’s worth clearing up misconceptions.

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