Claim: Masks can cause carbon dioxide poisoning

Stuart Wright

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It's worrying that websites carrying misinformation get so many views. I'm trying to create a balance.
I'm posting three threads here with relevant titles in an effort to get them in to Google so that people find them, come here and read the facts. Each thread contains information about one of three claims against the use of face masks (during a pandemic) covered in a BBC news article.

The BBC doesn't necessarily deserve our trust without research, but advice from experts (in this case they quote the WHO and Professor Keith Neal of Nottingham University), I think we should give weight to.

Claim: Masks can cause carbon dioxide poisoning
Verdict: No evidence to support this claim

A post being widely shared on Facebook has lifted a medical diagram from Wikipedia showing the "symptoms of carbon dioxide toxicity".
The page, which has been shared many thousands of times, has then been re-edited to suggest a link to mask-wearing.

A modified version claims that wearing a mask leads to "re-breathing your exhaled CO2".

We've seen lots of posts alerting people to something called hypercapnia - where there's too much carbon dioxide in the blood.
"This simply won't happen unless there is an air-tight fit and you rebreathe your air," says Professor Keith Neal.

Carbon dioxide molecules are tiny - far smaller than droplets containing coronavirus which the masks are designed to stop - and won't be trapped by a breathable material, particularly during relatively short periods like a bus journey.

When you breathe out, the carbon dioxide will go through and round the type of masks most commonly worn, and is unlikely to build up to the extent that it causes health issues.

Surgeons regularly wear much heavier-duty face coverings all day without coming to harm.

In the US, former professional baseball player Aubrey Huff vented his anger about being required to wear a mask, in a video which has been viewed over 1.6 million times.
He claims: "It's not healthy to breathe in your own CO2 all the time", but as we've explained there's no evidence that wearing a face covering causes this.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says face coverings should be worn to provide "a barrier for potentially infectious droplets" in areas where "physical distancing of at least one metre is not possible".

Home-made cloth face coverings can help reduce the spread from people who are contagious, but have no symptoms or are yet to develop symptoms.
 
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Ding Dang

Standard Member
Unfortunately, tin foil hat brigade will latch on to any bullsh*t that will suit their 5G/Sheeple/New world order bollox.
 

acatweasel

Well-known Member
It's worrying that websites carrying misinformation get so many views. I'm trying to create a balance.
I'm posting three threads here with relevant titles in an effort to get them in to Google so that people find them, come here and read the facts. Each thread contains information about one of three claims against the use of face masks (during a pandemic) covered in a BBC news article.

The BBC doesn't necessarily deserve our trust without research, but advice from experts (in this case they quote the WHO and Professor Keith Neal of Nottingham University), I think we should give weight to.

Claim: Masks can cause carbon dioxide poisoning
Verdict: No evidence to support this claim

A post being widely shared on Facebook has lifted a medical diagram from Wikipedia showing the "symptoms of carbon dioxide toxicity".
The page, which has been shared many thousands of times, has then been re-edited to suggest a link to mask-wearing.

A modified version claims that wearing a mask leads to "re-breathing your exhaled CO2".

We've seen lots of posts alerting people to something called hypercapnia - where there's too much carbon dioxide in the blood.
"This simply won't happen unless there is an air-tight fit and you rebreathe your air," says Professor Keith Neal.

Carbon dioxide molecules are tiny - far smaller than droplets containing coronavirus which the masks are designed to stop - and won't be trapped by a breathable material, particularly during relatively short periods like a bus journey.

When you breathe out, the carbon dioxide will go through and round the type of masks most commonly worn, and is unlikely to build up to the extent that it causes health issues.

Surgeons regularly wear much heavier-duty face coverings all day without coming to harm.

In the US, former professional baseball player Aubrey Huff vented his anger about being required to wear a mask, in a video which has been viewed over 1.6 million times.
He claims: "It's not healthy to breathe in your own CO2 all the time", but as we've explained there's no evidence that wearing a face covering causes this.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says face coverings should be worn to provide "a barrier for potentially infectious droplets" in areas where "physical distancing of at least one metre is not possible".

Home-made cloth face coverings can help reduce the spread from people who are contagious, but have no symptoms or are yet to develop symptoms.
Egad!!

Carbon dioxide poisoning has a terrible effect.

Even if there is a build up, you breathe faster to get rid of it. Aubrey Huff obviously has a scientific education. Twerp.
 

ashenfie

Well-known Member
So many doctors die is surgery from CO2 build-up, it really should be banned
 

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