A new study highlights the harmful effects of using face masks on children, while the authors of the research advise that children should not be forced to wear face masks, according to Life Site News.
The research was conducted by JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association every week since 1883.
The results of the study were stark: wearing masks causes children to inhale dangerous levels of carbon dioxide that are trapped behind the mask.
The researchers found that children who inhaled air with their masks on contained more than 6 times the legal safety limit for closed rooms, as set by the German Federal Environmental Office. The safety limit is 0.2%, while the air the masked children inhaled contained more than 1.3% carbon dioxide.
The effect was most detrimental to the youngest children, with one 7-year-old inhaling air containing 2.5% carbon dioxide, more than 12 times the safe limit.
The authors explained that this alarming result probably explains children’s complaints of wearing masks for prolonged periods, which can be understood as consequences of the elevated levels of carbon dioxide they inhaled.
“This is because of the dead-space volume of the masks, which collects exhaled carbon dioxide quickly after a short time. This carbon dioxide mixes with fresh air and elevates the carbon dioxide content of inhaled air under the mask, and this was more pronounced in this study for younger children,” say the researchers.
“We suggest that decision-makers weigh the hard evidence produced by these experimental measurements accordingly, which suggest that children should not be forced to wear face masks,” they added.
The study, which was randomized, analyzed two types of masks, FFP2, and surgical masks, and found no significant differences between the two.
Stanford study on masks
A Stanford University study published on the website of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a branch of the National Institute of Health, revealed that facemasks have absolutely no chance of preventing the spread of the CCP (Covid-19) virus and that, on the contrary, they are harmful to health.
The conclusion of the study published in a government agency, reads as follows:
“The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing a facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks.
“Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety, and depression.
“Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.”
Since the use of face masks has proven to be ineffective in curbing contagion and has even been found to have very harmful side effects due to their prolonged use -even more so in children- it is worth asking why most authorities continue to recommend and even impose them.