FACT: The prolonged use of medical masks DOES NOT cause CO2 intoxication nor oxygen deficiency - One More Push

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FACT: The prolonged use of medical masks DOES NOT cause CO2 intoxication nor oxygen deficiency

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PUBLISHED 05 May 2021
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The prolonged use of medical masks* when properly worn, DOES NOT cause CO2 intoxication nor oxygen deficiency

The prolonged use of medical masks can be uncomfortable. However, it does not lead to CO2 intoxication nor oxygen deficiency. While wearing a medical mask, make sure it fits properly and that it is tight enough to allow you to breathe normally. Do not re-use a disposable mask and always change it as soon as it gets damp.

* Medical masks (also known as surgical masks) are flat or pleated; they are affixed to the head with straps or have ear loops.

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Sources

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Mythbusters

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters