Study Confirming Cancer-Causing Particles in Face Masks Buried by Media
Claims of health risks associated with the use of face masks have been around since the arrival of the COVID emergency.
Earlier this year a scientific study confirmed the presence of cancer-causing particles in face masks, but the mainstream media ignored it.
Life Site News reported this week on a study published in the well-known and widely followed science journal nature in February this year. Authored by a team of Belgian researchers, the study is titled “Titanium dioxide particles frequently present in face masks intended for general use require regulatory control.”
It studied 12 face masks, meant for people to wear for safety against COVID-19, and found unhealthy levels of titanium dioxide in each mask.
The masks tested by the study were made of different materials and contained varying levels of titanium dioxide particles, ranging from 0.8 to 152 mg per mask. Masks made of non-woven fabrics had a significantly lower amount of titanium dioxide than those made of polyester and polyamide fibers.
But even the lowest amount of these particles found in the masks was over five times the “acceptable limit” for titanium dioxide – the amount considered safe for human health.
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is considered a Group 2B carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which means it has the potential to cause cancer when it enters the body in amounts higher than the safe level. These particles are also particularly damaging to lungs although they are considered “safe” in low amounts and are found in many processed foods as well as in sunscreen and cosmetics.
The study by Belgian researchers on titanium particles in masks came at a time when face masks were still mandated by the Biden administration on all public transport and many left-run states and cities required them in public places like restaurants and stores.
But despite the health risks associated with higher levels of titanium dioxide particles, mainstream media entirely ignored this research. Even the health authorities – CDC, NIH, and others – kept silent on it and continued to push the mask mandates on people.
The exact impact on human health resulting from regular mask-wearing during the two long COVID years won’t likely be known for at least a few more years. But there have been a few studies showing a higher death rate among COVID patients associated with use of masks.
A study by Dr. Zacharias Fögen, published in the journal Medicine in February this year, showed significantly higher case fatality rates in Wisconsin counties that mandated the masks than counties without a mask mandate.
Establishment science circles have shown no interest in investigating this health concern.
It is just the way liberals are. If a liberal thinks they should wear a mask, then the liberal wants to force everyone to wear a mask. If a liberal does not like something, then if the liberals has their way, no one is allowed to have it. I still see a few silly liberals walking around wearing a suffocation device. So many people have been harmed by crazy liberal thinking. I honestly do not understand why regular people put up with them.
In other words, if a liberal says it, do the opposite?
DO NOT JUMP IN THE LAKE.
You have elucidated the main factoid. They will not leave us alone, as it is a tenet of their being that in order to validate their unsupportable ideologies, surrounding themselves with like examples placates their psyche.
They need to use anything, and everything they can to kill off the population. If the shots don’t do it, the masks should. It’s called a world wide genocide to reduce the worlds population.Wake up america.
Actually it’s called being prudent. Or make it simple for you: if 4 billion Chinese have been doing it for 40 years……
I think more investigation is needed. The stuff is in the masks, for sure. But does it enter the body: oops, they did not test for that. More investigation is needed. Perhaps a new regulation is needed.
“While a Belgian study found titanium dioxide particles in face masks, it didn’t assess whether those particles could be released from the mask and inhaled by the wearer in sufficient amounts to cause any adverse effects. Therefore, claims that face masks are unsafe based on this study are unsupported.” https://healthfeedback.org/claimreview/titanium-dioxide-face-masks-hasnt-been-associated-with-toxicity-health-problems/
EU ( but they are fucking socialist communist baby eaters) says: ” EU authorities say there is no conclusive evidence of a cancer risk from synthetic face masks and have urged people to keep wearing them after a Belgian study warned last month they may contain carcinogens.” https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/eu-says-face-masks-dont-pose-health-risks-after-report-raises-concerns-2021-11-08/
Scientists say the same: “Sciensano is conducting a study on the possible health effects of (nano)particles in face masks. The first results of the TiO2Mask project show the presence of varying amounts of titanium dioxide particles in face masks. We still need to investigate whether and to what extent these particles can actually be released and pose a health risk.” https://www.sciensano.be/en/press-corner/study-presence-titanium-dioxide-face-masks-initial-findings
Bottom line: it’s there, but does it hurt us? More study and then possible regulations needed.
To say this is a liberal problem is as stupid as saying the vaccine is deadly so avoid it. But we need to put this to bed, one way or the other ASAP and that’s a liberal and conservative issue. Our line of defense starts with the vaccine, then the mask, then social distancing, etc. The mask is our second line of defense, we need to assure safety. Or be like these guys and blame the liberals, don’t don the mask because you blame the liberals, and we all suffer your stupidity.
Go ahead and wear your mask frank. Go ahead and wear 2 or three masks. Masks do little to nothing to protect you or other people from you. You might as well wear a Halloween mask frank. Go ahead and get your poke frank. You could get four at one time. One in each arm and one in each leg. You could even get one in each butt cheek too frank. And stay in your house except to go get more shots. There is some liberal logic for you frank.
Rick, thanks for the advice but my routine is pretty much in stone. I actually prefer the fish mask, light but kn94 grade. Tight fit too.
The science says you are totally wrong. Dead wrong. The deaths in red versus blue states point to the fact you are wrong. Covid claims more like you than like me. How many hundred just got nailed on a cruise ship? It ain’t over yet, it’s just that we have enough immunity to lower the numbers, most of the vulnerable are dead, and the vaccines lower terrible outcomes considerably.
So good luck at xgiving. Good luck with the old folks in your family. No one is telling you what to do. Just pointing out what you SHOULD do.
I would say that’s conservative logic for you but many conservatives mask and vax. It’s not a political thing, it’s a fucking virus.
I had the virus frank. It was pretty bad. It was kind of like a flu for one day and then it turned into a really bad head and chest cold, but mostly head. My whole face hurt; even my teeth. And, for two days I could not talk. My immune system ended up kicking its butt, and now I have better immunity than any shot could ever provide. I think you trust the government a little too much frank, but all liberals do. They need big brother to hold their hand. Most of the people getting the virus now have been quadruple or more poked. And, it is because for every poke you get, your natural immune system is ruined more and more. So, they have you now frank. You will have to go to them every 3 or 4 months for the rest of your life to get a short term artificial fix. I never get their flu shot either because those shots have all kinds of terrible things in them like aluminum and mercury, which is intended to, along with the fluoride in your water make you sickly and slowly kill you over time. Did you get a free donut, or free hamburger and fries, or a free beer, or a free lottery ticket when you got your free poison poke? I did not trust the government before, but I don’t trust it at all now. They don’t have our best interest in mind. They have been patient frank, but their patience is wearing thin, so hurry up and get your next poke. Happy Thanksgiving. All the best to you frank.
That’s not even close to how it works.
“I did not trust the government before, but I don’t trust it at all now.” I am sorry for you to not trust your government, of the people, for the people as it is. I guess we know where you stand on trusting people. I can understand a modicum of distrust, I can understand “trust but verify,” but to completely distrust is a sad statement on anyone.
On this one, the government is supported by the medical community, the scientific community, and even independent researchers. Sounds like you distrust all of them too. It’s also supported by country after country, global agreement, with some exceptions, from hundreds or thousands of institutions. Do they get things wrong sometimes? Sure. Especially in one like this that’s new, novel, and does not perform as previous virus’ have performed.
Meanwhile, most of what you believe as the truth you picked up from sources that are independent researchers who make their money by milking people who don’t trust institutional sources. Most of your claims have been shot down, with evidence, by the scientific community and then expressed by the government in messaging aimed to help you make better decisions.
You had it; how did you know, did you actually used a government-sponsored test. Are you sure? You think somehow you have super immunity now. Perhaps it was better than mine, but not anymore. At least according to the science.
And yes, we need a jab every 4 months or so. The facts of why are pretty apparent. This is a new virus, has some more serious outcomes than the seasonal flu, keeps evolving, and so does the virus. As to the mercury et al, I have not a clue what you are suggesting, however, in general, vaccines have a safety record better than most products you buy. This one has been tested, in the real world, on more people than the iPhone. Not perfect, but pretty low risk and safe. If you have used vaccines for other things, why would this one suddenly be less safe than all that has come before. Since the 1950’s. Safer than using your microwave……….
Fluoride in water hurts you? Only if your tin foil hat is pulled too tight. That one was from the 80’s when you were blaming the Russians :>)
We are at equal spots: you got sick and should be OK for 3 months; I did not get sick and in the same boat. You may have a few more antibodies, but that’s it. And not enough to be worth the risk. IF we get it, I have little risk of serious outcome; you will be on your second bout — best luck avoiding more serious outcomes because it’s more possible for you than I at this point. According to the science.
And before anyone jumps down either of our throats with their personal experiences, remember, that’s all they are. Anecdotes do not a statistic make. Beliefs are fine, science is evidentiary.
But if you want conspiracy, check out Vanity Fair’s “the origins of covid.” Perhaps not with malevolence, but it really appears that this is man-made, accidently leaked by sickees, perhaps funded by the US, all of which might explain why this one is so pesky. Some feel the Spanish Flu originated in the mutations of flu in victims of chemicals attacks during the end of WWI. Perhaps true, perhaps this is history repeating itself. Both of these flu’s may have been man-made which could explain the unnatural effects and evolution.
Alright, you trust the science and I will trust my immune system, eating a healthy diet, natural supplements, and natural treatments. Big pharma works for the devil. Brought to you by Pfizer. There seems to be a lot of young people falling over dead lately. Big pharma only cares about money. That is why they will never cure cancer. There is too much money to be made from it. We all have to do what we think is right for us individually. I do think that man has been messing with viruses. I think they have some pretty terrible bugs (way worse than this covid farce) in labs that if were to escape would wipe out much of the population. You can bet that the evil is not finished with their fear campaign to get every soul injected with their serum.
I was not trying to tell you what to do, that was a given. Just putting some info on the table.
First, sure, big business like profit, we are capitalists. Pfizer is basically my neighbors and they are no more capitalistic than I and make mistakes on that basis like with opiods for example. But no one would say they didn’t work grand and are superior when used correctly.
There is some risk for younger folks, more so young males, that has been identified and alternatives (pfizer instead of moderna) provided. The risk is minimal. “naphylaxis after COVID-19 vaccination is rare and has occurred at a rate of approximately 5 cases per one million vaccine doses administered. Anaphylaxis, a severe type of allergic reaction, can occur after any kind of vaccination. If it happens, healthcare providers can effectively and immediately treat the reaction.” “Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) after J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination is rare and has occurred in approximately 4 cases per one million doses administered.”
Probably the one you are thinking about: “A review of vaccine safety data in VAERS from December 2020–August 2021 found a small but increased risk of myocarditis after mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Over 350 million mRNA vaccines were given during the study period and CDC scientists found that rates of myocarditis were highest following the second dose of an mRNA vaccine among males in the following age groups:
12–15 years (70.7 cases per one million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech)
16–17 years (105.9 cases per one million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech)
18–24 years (52.4 cases and 56.3 cases per million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, respectively)”
This is the one that’s under a lot of focus right now.
However, “More than 650 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through November 16, 2022. During this time, VAERS received 17,537 preliminary reports of death (0.0027%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC and FDA clinicians review reports of death to VAERS including death certificates, autopsy, and medical records. Continued monitoring has identified nine deaths causally associated with J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination. CDC and FDA continue to review reports of death following COVID-19 vaccination and update information as it becomes available.” https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/adverse-events.html
.0027% chance of death, about twice the risk of being hit by lightning.
You can choose not to believe, not to trust our institutions, that may even be healthy. I admit, this has been a moving target as the virus surged through us, evolved rapidly, our data systems for monitoring and tracking suck, and we learned our experts can’t keep up the the speed of evolution of this virus. Teachable moment we have done little to address. And while facts are facts, in this case we had a lot of “premature” facts that changed dramatically due to new information.
But the vaccine is safe, it may not stop you from getting it, but will probably keep you at home and out of the hospital or six feet under. Yes, natural immunity and immunity-by-exposure are nice, but the risk of bad outcomes versus the risk of vaccine issues leans hard to the vaccine as being the better way to go. Not ot say that your way works for you. So far it has and good luck to you. Myself, and my family, 30 people 7 states, 3 still caught it, everything minor. Younger set pretty much operating now as normal times except for some masking in crowds. Even that’s a maybe for our younger family members. And the teachers donating air cleaners to the schools because no other way to improve things there. I have donated locally in that regard too. Why not? Cleaner air always seems like a great idea.
Wow, a study of 12 WHOLE MASKS! It’s no wonder the “Librul Media” has buried this story… How many hundreds of millions of masks have been produced? Titanium Dioxide is the white in white paint. It’s everywhere. Probably the lab that tested the masks is painted white too…
Besides that, what’s the evidence that counties in Wisconsin had higher fatality rates if they mandated masks? For how long? Were the mask mandates continued throughout the pandemic, or terminated early? Other studies have shown that Republican-run counties and even states have much higher death rates from COVID than Democratic counties and states. Why doesn’t the author cite all thoses studies instead of this one study?
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This is another nothing-burger from PBP… Just another plagiarized article taken from some far-right conspiracy-theory website with no checking or analysis or even a single thought about whether it even makes any sense. Looks like PBP has hired another Alice Greene to spout more conservative right-wing conspiracy drivel.
jsb — I don’t see anyone shooting it down yet. and it’s just a chemical test of what’s in the mask. and the mfg’s have indicated even why it’s there.
I think the point is that it’s probably there, but the scientists did not study if ANY of it enters our bodies. That’s the next step and until then, we got nothing, you are correct on that.