On the Toxicity of Masks, From a HazMat Expert

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On the Toxicity of Masks, From a HazMat Expert

By Guy Crittenden

I happen to know a thing or two about masks and safety. Why? Because for 25 years I was the editor of an award-winning trade magazine called HazMat Management that covered such topics as pollution prevention and compliance with health & safety laws. We routinely published articles on masks, gloves, respirators and other forms of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Photo by Eric Francis.

Now let me tell you a few things about that mask you’re wearing. And please note that what I’m about to share was also stated in the most recent edition of Del Bigtree’s program The Highwire when two OSHA mask experts spoke to the fact that the kinds of masks people are wearing were never (never!) designed to be worn for long periods and doing so is very harmful.

The blue typical mask depicted in the photograph contain Teflon and other chemicals. A Facebook friend reminds us: 1. Masks are “sterilized” with Ethylene Oxide — a known carcinogen. Many teachers in various school boards have been experiencing significant symptoms as a direct result of the effects of this chemical. 2. The masks contain (not sprayed with) PTFE which makes up Teflon along with other chemicals.

I found and have posted the US patent to allow manufacturers to use PTFE as a filter in commercial masks — “breathing these for extended periods can lead to lung cancer.”
Don’t agree? Argue with the experts at OSHA, which is the main US agency, i.e., its Occupational Health & Safety Agency.

These masks are meant to be worn only for short periods, like say if you’re sanding a table for an hour and don’t want to inhale sawdust. They don’t do anything whatsoever to stop the spread of any virus, and the emerging science of virology now understands that viruses aren’t even passed person to person.

I know that sounds incredible, but it’s the case that the virus is in the air, you breath it in, there’s no way to prevent that short of living in an oxygen tent, and if you have a strong immune system you’ll be fine, and if you have a weak immune system you may have to deal with the effects of your immune system working to restore balance within your metabolism.

Photo by Eric Francis.

So let’s say you don’t wear the blue packaged masks, and instead wear a homemade cloth mask — the kind people wear over and over and hang on their rearview mirror and so on.

Those masks are completely useless against a virus, and are also very dangerous. OSHA would never condone a person wearing a mask of this kind for anything more than the shortest time. Re-breathing your own viral and bacterial debris is dangerous to health. The oxygen deprivation children suffer wearing such masks all day will certainly cause brain damage. I’m not making this up.

Again, you might say, well, Guy, you’re not a doctor. True, but I did edit that magazine for 25 years. That’s a long time and many articles on masks and PPE. I’ve attended numerous occupational health and safety conferences and listened to experts discussing these matters.

You may hear people saying that surgeons and nurses wear masks like this all day. Um, no. No they don’t. They’re trained in the proper use of masks, which is to wear them in the OR, then dispose of the mask when they leave that room. Are you aware that operating rooms are actually supplied extra oxygen, to compensate for the reduction in oxygen flow from mask wearing? To my mind, it’s criminal (not hyperbole) to force children to wear masks all day. Setting aside the very real psychological effects, we’re going to have a generation of brain damaged children.

Ever heard the expression, “Not enough oxygen at birth?” That’s a joke at the expense of a mentally challenged person, but that’s literally what we’re doing. And we’re told it’s to “keep us safe”! We’re told this by doctors who actually don’t know about PPE and laypeople who have no clue.

So, you can choose to believe me or not, but I was the editor for a quarter century of a magazine that had a strong occupational health and safety mandate, and I can tell you that the mask wearing currently mandated by governments and private businesses offers no health benefit whatsoever, in no way protects you or anyone else from any virus, and actually does you damage beyond wearing it for a few minutes.

3 thoughts on “On the Toxicity of Masks, From a HazMat Expert”

  1. I work in a greenhouse..
    In my personal opinion it’s probably the best place you can work when a virus is floating around..
    Intuitively I gathered that the face diaper was not a good or healthy thing to be wearing..
    Also science is something I’ve always loved and all kinds of subjects keep me on my toes regarding science.
    That’s why I was completely dumbfounded when I was being told that a simple cloth mask or surgical mask would protect against a virus..
    No I do understand that it can give you some mode of protection from large droplets which contain virus..
    But from what I understood about virus from when I began to learn about such things droplets are only one mode of transmission , and that aerosol transmission is very prevalent as well and cloth masks surgical masks and anything other than a well-fitted ninety-five will not protect you..
    Meanwhile in 95° heat breathing in your own carbon dioxide along with whatever bacterial viral particles are being recycled and detrimental with the face diaper..
    You I’m a good researcher..
    I can be dogged persistent even if it takes me several years to research something that’s important to me..
    Not to blow my own horn but I’m really good at research..
    But I’ll be damned if I can find any consistent information about covid-19 and what mainstream spews out onto the airwaves..
    For something that’s so important for our lives it’s amazing to me the lack of information the ambiguity..
    It also amazes me that people have true credentials who really must know about their field and I have no doubt they do have been marginalized and suppressed..
    Meanwhile the fear-mongering is huge for something that does not warrant it..
    It’s enough to make anybody go crazy

  2. Wearing masks covering mouth and nose for any extended period of time will lead to mouth breathing losing too much CO2 and over breathing to compensate for low oxygen distribution to cells and tissues as per the Bohr relationship. In addition, the sir is no longer filtered well or fully conditioned the air as would be if inhaled through the nose. This prompts the system to operate in sympathetic fight or flight mode adding to theaters based stress itself which is quite dangerous to anyone who is compromised. Hans Selye Stress causing bleeding etc. http://raypeat.com/articles/aging/bleeding-clotting-cancer.shtml

    “That mystique of diagnosing disease (specific, concrete, reified disease) was so strong that when Hans Selye noticed (in the 1930s) something that underlies all sickness (he first called it the “syndrome of being sick”), he was disregarded and disrespected, at least until his dangerous perceptions could be trimmed, distorted, and subsumed under some proper medical categories. Selye observed that stress causes internal bleeding (in lungs, adrenals, thymus, intestine, salivary and tear glands, etc.), but instead of trying to understand what that means for the control of sickness, the medical schools and journals have offered concrete, fragmentary, and false explanations for his observations. “Stomach acid” causes bleeding in the stomach and duodenum; stuff leaking out of the brain gets the blame for some cases of systemic bleeding, stuff leaking out of the uterus, for other cases, and so on. Selye’s observations have been rendered harmless (to medicine) by these falsely concrete explanations. While conventional medicine propagated its medical fantasies, it characterized Selye’s work as “controversial.”

    • “the sir is no longer filtered “ should read the air is no longer filtered well…
      The sentence of “ fight or flight mode adding to theaters based stress ” should read fight or flight mode adding to the fear based stress…

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