(More) Side Effects of Extended Wear of Face Masks

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
As if there weren't enough mask issues . . .

Exhaled air being directed by the mask up into the eyes causing increased irritation, "bacterial eyelid infections dry eye, corneal damage (abrasions, scratches), allergy-like irritation from detergents on the masks," and styes from clogged tear ducts :eek :furious :rant :mad :wild :frust . [no crying emoji due to dry eye and clogged tear duct :frown
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/we...-6-solutions-from-eye-specialists/ar-BB1bHCDI

Obstructed vision due to fogging of glasses, creating safety hazards (driving, operating machinery, etc.)
Elevated risk of trips and falls due to blocked lower (bottom) peripheral vision. Especially unsafe/hazardous for "older" people
https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4133
https://www.aoa.org/news/clinical-e...nditions/how-face-masks-affect-the-eyes?sso=y

MASKNE (Mask Acne)
https://www.healthline.com/health/maskne

Skin irritation from ear loops
https://drbaileyskincare.com/blogs/...ears-from-face-masks-during-covid-19-pandemic

and . . . potential for inhalation of cloth fibers, leading to COPD or asthma

"if even a small portion of mask fibers is detachable by inspiratory airflow, or if there is 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, and potential pathological consequences of foreign bodies in the lungs."

"The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that the optimal range of oxygen in the air for humans is between 19.5 and 23.5%. In previous times, before the COVID-19 era, OSHA required that any human-occupied airspace where oxygen measured less than 19.5% to be labelled as “not safe for workers.”2 The percentage of oxygen inside a masked airspace generally measures 17.4% within several seconds of wearing. It has been observed that maximal voluntary ventilation and maximal inspiratory pressure increase during lower availability of oxygen at ascent in altitude, 3 as well as for those who live at high altitude.4 Because oxygen is so essential to life, and in adequate amounts, humans and animals have developed the ability to sense changes in oxygen concentration, and to adapt to such challenges quickly. The medulla oblongata and carotid bodies are sensitive to such changes. Both lower ambient oxygen and increased ambient carbon dioxide stimulates ventilation, as the body quickly and steadfastly attempts to acquire more oxygen.5 As a compensatory mechanism, inspiratory flow is measurably higher in mask-wearers than in controls.6
The question then arises: If inspiratory flow is increased over normal while wearing a mask, is every fiber attached to one’s facemask secure enough not to be inhaled into the lungs of the mask-wearer? Is it good enough for a majority of these fibers to be secure? Or must every part of every mask fiber of every mask be secure at all times?"
Therefore, there is even more need that the fibers, debris and other particulate attached to cloth masks would stay entirely intact; every fiber, and every part of every fiber, and throughout every breath, at all times, even down to the size of nanometers.
Disposable surgical face masks are made of synthetic fibers, including polymers such as polypropylene, polyurethane, polyacrylonitrile, polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyethylene or polyester. There is an inner layer of soft fibers and a middle layer, which is a melt-blown filter, as well as a water-resistant outer layer of nonwoven fibers.9 This study shows FT-IR spectra of the degrading fibers of disposable masks. It found that disposable face masks “could be emerging as a new source of microplastic fibers, as they can degrade/fragment or break down into smaller size/pieces . . . . 10
Research on synthetic fibers has shown a correlation between the inhalation of synthetic fibers and various bronchopulmonary diseases, such as asthma, alveolitis, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, fibrosis, spontaneous pneumothorax and chronic pneumonia. Cellular proliferation made up of histiocytes and fibroblasts were found in the lungs of those exposed to synthetic fibers in ambient air. Focal lesions in the lungs showed granulomas and collagen fibers containing both fine dust and long fibers. Some of the lung illnesses from this exposure could be reversed, while others had already proceeded to pulmonary fibrosis.11"

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/Masks-false-safety-and-real-dan


:pray :pray :amen :amen


PS: The cancer risk was already discussed in another thread https://www.raptureforums.com/forums/threads/exclusive-chemical-cocktail-found-in-face-masks.177485/
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
Whenever I fly my ears get real sore from having to wear the mask for hours. I might try altering a mask so it has a longer cord so that it would be real lose on my face but still stay in place. I might try that before my next trip...

In Alaska we never had a mask mandate but most businesses either demand a mask or request it inside their buildings. Except for when I'm on an airplane, the only time I wear a mask is when I'm in a local store.

Yesterday I went to a fundraiser. There were over a couple hundred people in fairly cramped quarters. Out of habit I put my mask on before entering the building. When I saw that over 95% of the people inside were not wearing masks, I happily took mine off.
 
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Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
Whenever I fly my ears get real sore from having to wear the mask for hours. I might try altering a mask so it has a longer cord so that it would be real lose on my face but still stay in place. I might try that before my next trip...
There's an adjustable cord thingee you can get to hold your mask on so the earloops don't pull on your ears. It attaches to the earloops and goes ehind the head or neck. There are some adjustable masks with no elastic and the tie runs through a knot so it can be adjusted to stay on, but not pull or irritate.
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
There's an adjustable cord thingee you can get to hold your mask on so the earloops don't pull on your ears. It attaches to the earloops and goes ehind the head or neck. There are some adjustable masks with no elastic and the tie runs through a knot so it can be adjusted to stay on, but not pull or irritate.

I'm a cheapskate by nature. I think I can cut the cords off of one mask and add a few inches of length to another mask... No cost, and hopefully problem solved. I should have thought of that a long time ago. I might have to destroy a few masks until I get just the right length...
 
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MsDoris

Active Member
Whenever I fly my ears get real sore from having to wear the mask for hours. I might try altering a mask so it has a longer cord so that it would be real lose on my face but still stay in place. I might try that before my next trip...

In Alaska we never had a mask mandate but most businesses either demand a mask or request it inside their buildings. Except for when I'm on an airplane, the only time I wear a mask is when I'm in a local store.

Yesterday I went to a fundraiser. There were over a couple hundred people in fairly cramped quarters. Out of habit I put my mask on before entering the building. When I saw that over 95% of the people inside were not wearing masks, I happily took mine off.
I am proud of you!!! American citizens need life back to somewhat normal. Wasn't it nice to smile at people and have them smile back...
 

Lovin Jesus

Well-Known Member
As if there weren't enough mask issues . . .

Exhaled air being directed by the mask up into the eyes causing increased irritation, "bacterial eyelid infections dry eye, corneal damage (abrasions, scratches), allergy-like irritation from detergents on the masks," and styes from clogged tear ducts :eek :furious :rant :mad :wild :frust . [no crying emoji due to dry eye and clogged tear duct :frown
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/we...-6-solutions-from-eye-specialists/ar-BB1bHCDI

Obstructed vision due to fogging of glasses, creating safety hazards (driving, operating machinery, etc.)
Elevated risk of trips and falls due to blocked lower (bottom) peripheral vision. Especially unsafe/hazardous for "older" people
https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4133
https://www.aoa.org/news/clinical-e...nditions/how-face-masks-affect-the-eyes?sso=y

MASKNE (Mask Acne)
https://www.healthline.com/health/maskne

Skin irritation from ear loops
https://drbaileyskincare.com/blogs/...ears-from-face-masks-during-covid-19-pandemic

and . . . potential for inhalation of cloth fibers, leading to COPD or asthma

"if even a small portion of mask fibers is detachable by inspiratory airflow, or if there is 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, and potential pathological consequences of foreign bodies in the lungs."

"The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that the optimal range of oxygen in the air for humans is between 19.5 and 23.5%. In previous times, before the COVID-19 era, OSHA required that any human-occupied airspace where oxygen measured less than 19.5% to be labelled as “not safe for workers.”2 The percentage of oxygen inside a masked airspace generally measures 17.4% within several seconds of wearing. It has been observed that maximal voluntary ventilation and maximal inspiratory pressure increase during lower availability of oxygen at ascent in altitude, 3 as well as for those who live at high altitude.4 Because oxygen is so essential to life, and in adequate amounts, humans and animals have developed the ability to sense changes in oxygen concentration, and to adapt to such challenges quickly. The medulla oblongata and carotid bodies are sensitive to such changes. Both lower ambient oxygen and increased ambient carbon dioxide stimulates ventilation, as the body quickly and steadfastly attempts to acquire more oxygen.5 As a compensatory mechanism, inspiratory flow is measurably higher in mask-wearers than in controls.6
The question then arises: If inspiratory flow is increased over normal while wearing a mask, is every fiber attached to one’s facemask secure enough not to be inhaled into the lungs of the mask-wearer? Is it good enough for a majority of these fibers to be secure? Or must every part of every mask fiber of every mask be secure at all times?"
Therefore, there is even more need that the fibers, debris and other particulate attached to cloth masks would stay entirely intact; every fiber, and every part of every fiber, and throughout every breath, at all times, even down to the size of nanometers.
Disposable surgical face masks are made of synthetic fibers, including polymers such as polypropylene, polyurethane, polyacrylonitrile, polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyethylene or polyester. There is an inner layer of soft fibers and a middle layer, which is a melt-blown filter, as well as a water-resistant outer layer of nonwoven fibers.9 This study shows FT-IR spectra of the degrading fibers of disposable masks. It found that disposable face masks “could be emerging as a new source of microplastic fibers, as they can degrade/fragment or break down into smaller size/pieces . . . . 10
Research on synthetic fibers has shown a correlation between the inhalation of synthetic fibers and various bronchopulmonary diseases, such as asthma, alveolitis, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, fibrosis, spontaneous pneumothorax and chronic pneumonia. Cellular proliferation made up of histiocytes and fibroblasts were found in the lungs of those exposed to synthetic fibers in ambient air. Focal lesions in the lungs showed granulomas and collagen fibers containing both fine dust and long fibers. Some of the lung illnesses from this exposure could be reversed, while others had already proceeded to pulmonary fibrosis.11"

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/Masks-false-safety-and-real-dan


:pray :pray :amen :amen


PS: The cancer risk was already discussed in another thread https://www.raptureforums.com/forums/threads/exclusive-chemical-cocktail-found-in-face-masks.177485/
Well, in California it's more than masks to worry about because of an add on to Proposition 65 which originally was to warn about toxic chemicals in water, now force everything in the state to be labeled with a warning as having a cancerous or hazardous chemicals. I mean everything heres sample

This article does not contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. But if you're reading this in a parking garage or at a dentist's office in the state, look around. You'll see a sign, one with remarkably similar phrasing, informing you that chemicals in the garage or procedures done at the office might be harmful to your health. Soon, those signs might be found in coffee shops. If you're reading this article on a phone or laptop purchased outside of California, there may well have been a similar warning on the device's package, too.

For complete article
https://www.newsweek.com/heres-why-everything-gives-you-cancer-california-798750

In California, Trees Have A Prop 65 Cancer Warning​

https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/10/29/california-trees-have-prop-65-cancer-warning-13550

Where Proposition 65 prosecutions once targeted notoriously hazardous toxins such as mercury found in hemorrhoid suppositories and lead in spiced Mexican candies, they now claim that cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm might arise from dalliances with bondage tape or from opening a Bible; from grasping a pair of pliers with bare hands, or donning polyurethane-coated safety gloves. From chewing on the plastic frames of glasses, leaving them on your nose, or touching the zipper pull of their carrying case. From smoking pot, and burning the rolling papers used to twist it up. From casting a plastic lure on a lake.
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-07-23/prop-65-product-warnings

Did you get that? Opening a Bible is hazardous!

Thats my state of regurgitated insanity! :doh:frust:hairout:groan
 
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Lovin Jesus

Well-Known Member
California face covering mandate has exemptions for people with respiratory diseases. That makes me exempt due to my respiratory illness. A few days ago I was picked up to go to a dr appointment. I had my mask on, though exempt I will still wear it as courtesy to others and only remove it when I need to. Well this transport driver looked in his mirror and saw my mask was lowered. It started a huge back n forth and though I had my printed documents with the mask exemption on it he refused to read it but instead pulled over to the curb, then said "ma'am please get out of the vehicle." Can you believe this? He told me to get out at a curbside on a street I wasnt familiar with and I'm sitting in a wheelchair and he's telling me get out over my mask being lowered. This is crazy California. I finally got home but it took me talking Lawyers and media to get him back on the road. And no, never made it ti the doctor.
 

Lovin Jesus

Well-Known Member
Well, in California it's more than masks to worry about because of an add on to Proposition 65 which originally was to warn about toxic chemicals in water, now force everything in the state to be labeled with a warning as having a cancerous or hazardous chemicals. I mean everything heres sample

This article does not contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. But if you're reading this in a parking garage or at a dentist's office in the state, look around. You'll see a sign, one with remarkably similar phrasing, informing you that chemicals in the garage or procedures done at the office might be harmful to your health. Soon, those signs might be found in coffee shops. If you're reading this article on a phone or laptop purchased outside of California, there may well have been a similar warning on the device's package, too.

For complete article
https://www.newsweek.com/heres-why-everything-gives-you-cancer-california-798750

In California, Trees Have A Prop 65 Cancer Warning​

https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/10/29/california-trees-have-prop-65-cancer-warning-13550

Where Proposition 65 prosecutions once targeted notoriously hazardous toxins such as mercury found in hemorrhoid suppositories and lead in spiced Mexican candies, they now claim that cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm might arise from dalliances with bondage tape or from opening a Bible; from grasping a pair of pliers with bare hands, or donning polyurethane-coated safety gloves. From chewing on the plastic frames of glasses, leaving them on your nose, or touching the zipper pull of their carrying case. From smoking pot, and burning the rolling papers used to twist it up. From casting a plastic lure on a lake.
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-07-23/prop-65-product-warnings

Did you get that? Opening a Bible is hazardous!

Thats my state of regurgitated insanity! :doh:frust:hairout:groan
I go to the grocery store and every shelf has the notice on them that the item in that shelf is cancerous of hazzardess. .
 

Cindy S.

When he comes, will he find faith? Luke 18:8
Since masks don't stop covid, I searched "breathable" mask, found one on etsy. It covers my nose and mouth but is more like a curtain as it does not go under my chin or fit tight. I can breathe, glasses don't fog up.
My poor grandson has to wear a mask while playing soccer.
 

Batman

Well-Known Member
Well, in California it's more than masks to worry about because of an add on to Proposition 65 which originally was to warn about toxic chemicals in water, now force everything in the state to be labeled with a warning as having a cancerous or hazardous chemicals. I mean everything heres sample

This article does not contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. But if you're reading this in a parking garage or at a dentist's office in the state, look around. You'll see a sign, one with remarkably similar phrasing, informing you that chemicals in the garage or procedures done at the office might be harmful to your health. Soon, those signs might be found in coffee shops. If you're reading this article on a phone or laptop purchased outside of California, there may well have been a similar warning on the device's package, too.

For complete article
https://www.newsweek.com/heres-why-everything-gives-you-cancer-california-798750

In California, Trees Have A Prop 65 Cancer Warning​

https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/10/29/california-trees-have-prop-65-cancer-warning-13550

Where Proposition 65 prosecutions once targeted notoriously hazardous toxins such as mercury found in hemorrhoid suppositories and lead in spiced Mexican candies, they now claim that cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm might arise from dalliances with bondage tape or from opening a Bible; from grasping a pair of pliers with bare hands, or donning polyurethane-coated safety gloves. From chewing on the plastic frames of glasses, leaving them on your nose, or touching the zipper pull of their carrying case. From smoking pot, and burning the rolling papers used to twist it up. From casting a plastic lure on a lake.
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-07-23/prop-65-product-warnings

Did you get that? Opening a Bible is hazardous!

Thats my state of regurgitated insanity! :doh:frust:hairout:groan
In my time with a paint manufacturer with a plant and eventually just distribution centers in CA we came across Prop 65 for our work, label, MSDS, signage requirements just like everyone else............but sand boxes and adult beverage stores had to put up the signage, etc. too. Sand boxes? Wine, beer, and liquor? Just know that any mined pigments used such as titanium dioxide, talc, etc. in any products such as toothpaste or white cake frosting will have VERY MINOR detectable levels of lead, etc. that are naturally occurring, normal, and of no consequence. Having to make such statements that anything in the right dose can be harmful is CA's way of continuing to hype and hysteria that they started in the 60's. It didn't catch on in other states but other VOC and HAP and Odor type laws and restrictions did. Following the path of CA is not good for the citizens and businesses of other states, but we seem to have that mindset by our so called leaders.
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
In my time with a paint manufacturer with a plant and eventually just distribution centers in CA we came across Prop 65 for our work, label, MSDS, signage requirements just like everyone else............but sand boxes and adult beverage stores had to put up the signage, etc. too. Sand boxes? Wine, beer, and liquor? Just know that any mined pigments used such as titanium dioxide, talc, etc. in any products such as toothpaste or white cake frosting will have VERY MINOR detectable levels of lead, etc. that are naturally occurring, normal, and of no consequence. Having to make such statements that anything in the right dose can be harmful is CA's way of continuing to hype and hysteria that they started in the 60's. It didn't catch on in other states but other VOC and HAP and Odor type laws and restrictions did. Following the path of CA is not good for the citizens and businesses of other states, but we seem to have that mindset by our so called leaders.

Some people are extremely sensitive/allergic to some odors, including perfumes/scents in perfume, cologne, after shave, hair spray, shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, dryer sheets, laundry soap, cleaners, air fresheners, deodorizers, garbage bags . . .

Scent-free seating in church, where *everyone* wants to smell as good as they look, can make the difference between someone being able to come to church or not. Avoiding hugs and handshakes of well-meaning people can be hard because some people don't get it and they get offended and dismissive/minimizing by people declining/ducking . . .
 

Cindy S.

When he comes, will he find faith? Luke 18:8
I'm not sure, but I think you can identify a liberal if they're wearing a mask outside. I say I'm not sure, because I don't know if RF members wear masks outside.
 
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