A study published by Stanford researchers found that while masks do not protect users, they could lead to serious respiratory problems. Some of the most concerning results came from studies on mice. When exposed to high concentrations of airborne pollutants, some became diseased or died because of breathing difficulties. Although the evidence of their efficacy is still lacking, there are repercussions that could be harmful including side effects such as dry mouth and nausea.
Evidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports masking as an effective strategy in delaying the spread of COVID-19
With mask laws in place across 38 states, most medical professionals have become accustomed to wearing face masks. Stanford researchers found that wearing surgical masks to prevent the spread of flu and cold viruses is ineffective and could actually contribute to their spread. Wearing facemasks has adverse physiological and psychological effects, including those associated with xerostomia (dry mouth), rhinitis, sinusitis, irritation of the ocular mucous membranes, as well as fatigue, and psychological distress.
Though the practice of wearing facemasks might seem harmless to many, new research suggests that it’s actually putting our health in danger and should not be continued. If you wear one of those facemasks to protect against flu germs, you may want to take a look at this study. It turns out that wearing a mask for more than 18 hours a day for five months straight can change your face shape and make your skin uncomfortably dry.