Scientists discover dangerous chemical pollutants in disposable face masks

Scientists discover dangerous chemical pollutants in disposable face masks

Dangerous chemical pollutants have been identified by the scientists at Swansea University in the disposable face masks.

The chemicals which are released when the face masks are submerged in the water include lead, antimony, and copper.

According to the research conducted by the scientist, the silicon-based and plastic fibers common disposable face masks contain high-level chemical pollutants.

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The Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies (IMPACT) and the SPECIFIC Innovation & Knowledge Centre are supporting the research and other works around the new findings.

“All of us need to keep wearing masks as they are essential in ending the pandemic. But we also urgently need more research and regulation on mask production, so we can reduce any risks to the environment and human health,” Dr. Sarper Sarp, who led this project, said.

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