Most of the masks studied by researchers were found to shed fibres that could be inhaled by the wearer. Photo: Shutterstock Most of the masks studied by researchers were found to shed fibres that could be inhaled by the wearer. Photo: Shutterstock
Most of the masks studied by researchers were found to shed fibres that could be inhaled by the wearer. Photo: Shutterstock
China science

Covid-19 masks ‘cause plastic fibre inhalation – but we should still use them’

  • Chinese study finds most masks shed microplastic fibres that are inhaled by the wearer and could be harmful
  • But the effects are unclear and vastly outweighed by the benefit of preventing coronavirus transmission, researchers say

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Most of the masks studied by researchers were found to shed fibres that could be inhaled by the wearer. Photo: Shutterstock Most of the masks studied by researchers were found to shed fibres that could be inhaled by the wearer. Photo: Shutterstock
Most of the masks studied by researchers were found to shed fibres that could be inhaled by the wearer. Photo: Shutterstock
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