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Disposable Masks Carry High Amounts Of Pollutants: UK Scientists

Researchers of UK's Swansea University have revealed that disposable face masks release pollutants like lead, antimony, and copper when submerged in water. The scientists say that prolonged exposure to such masks may cause health complications like cell death, genotoxicity and cancer formation. While further studies are underway, the experts have suggested that strict regulations over manufacturing and testing of such masks should remain intact.

Thu, 06 May 2021 - 08:37 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

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