The Days of the Face Mask

I ran some errands this morning and took my Clifford along. On the XFM Radio there was a talk show featuring several doctors. Covering everything from antibodies, breathing CO2 from wearing a mask for long periods of time, the first trials of a vaccine in the US. On and on.

I’ve had so many questions and thoughts that just won’t go away. One was in regards to the effects of breathing your own CO2 due to wearing a face mask for a long period of time.

I actually did research this one and found a study where the participants experienced symptoms of hypercapnia though their blood tests did not reveal an excess of CO2. Symptoms experienced-increased blood pressure, muscle twitches, headaches, rapid heart rate, chest pain, fatigue and confusion. I’d love to share this study with you but in just a couple days the internet is now filled with articles claiming this to be false information. And you guessed it, this study is no where to be found. Here we go again! Don’t get me started!

The interesting thing is this one doctor was talking about how different things are now. From wearing all the protective gear, to the fogging of glasses to the effects of breathing his own CO2 from wearing a face mask for long periods of time. Right from the horses mouth.

Now I’m not posting this to scare anyone. I wear a mask when I’m out amongst the public. I don’t at home or in my yard or when I walk Clifford. But not everyone is at home right now. Some have been working this entire time and some are heading back to work as we speak. So what can we do? It’d be nice to be able to take the mask off on break but in public that is not possible. I’m not a medical expert. But if I was working and if I could, I think I’d take my breaks in my vehicle. It sure would be nice to get a medical expert’s advice on this one. But again, the internet police would shut it down. How sad is it that we cannot find the answers we need anymore? Notice I carefully worded the title? Otherwise this will get booted from FB.

I welcome any and all information on this topic! I think it’s important for us to know these things. Maybe that’s just me.

4 thoughts on “The Days of the Face Mask”

  1. It makes sense that it can’t be good for us to wear them for long periods of time. It’s like slowly suffocating and breathing the air mixed with whatever the mask is made from. Logically, doesn’t seem like a great idea. But I have no idea if that’s true.

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