from Dr Joseph Mercola
- It’s estimated that 129 billion face masks are used worldwide each month, which works out to about 3 million masks a minute
- Not only are masks not being recycled, but their materials make them likely to persist and accumulate in the environment
- Because masks may be directly made from microsized plastic fibers with a thickness of 1 mm to 10 mm, they may release microsized particles into the environment more readily — and faster — than larger plastic items, like plastic bags
- Microbes from your mouth, known as oral commensals, frequently enter your lungs, where they’ve been linked to advanced stage lung cancer; wearing a mask could potentially accelerate this process
- The “new normal” of widespread masking is affecting not only the environment but also the mental and physical health of humans
The planet may be facing a new plastic crisis, similar to the one brought on by bottled water, but this time involving discarded face masks. “Mass masking” continues to be recommended by most public health groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite research showing masks do not significantly reduce the incidence of infection.1
As a result, it’s estimated that 129 billion face masks are used worldwide each month, which works out to about 3 million masks a minute. Most of these are the disposable variety, made from plastic microfibers.2
Ranging in size from five millimeters (mm) to microscopic lengths, microplastics, which include microfibers, are being ingested by fish, plankton and other marine life, as well as the creatures on land that consume them (including humans3).
More than 300 million tons of plastic are produced globally annually — and that was before mask-wearing became a daily habit. Most of it ends up as waste in the environment, leading researchers from the University of Southern Denmark and Princeton University to warn that masks could quickly become “the next plastic problem.”4
Why Disposable Masks May Be Even Worse Than Plastic Bottles
The bottled water crisis is now well-known as a leading source of environmental plastic pollution, but it’s slated to be outpaced by a new mask crisis. While about 25% of plastic bottles are recycled, “there is no official guidance on mask recycle, making it more likely to be disposed of as solid waste,” the researchers stated. “With increasing reports on inappropriate disposal of masks, it is urgent to recognize this potential environmental threat.”5
Not only are masks not being recycled, but their materials make them likely to persist and accumulate in the environment. Most disposable face masks contain three layers — a polyester outer layer, a polypropylene or polystyrene middle layer and an inner layer made of absorbent material such as cotton.
Polypropylene is already one of the most problematic plastics, as it’s widely produced and responsible for large waste accumulation in the environment, as well as being a known asthma trigger.6 Further, the researchers noted:7
“Once in the environment, the mask is subjected to solar radiation and heat, but the degradation of polypropylene is retarded due to its high hydrophobicity, high molecular weight, lacking an active functional group, and continuous chain of repetitive methylene units. These recalcitrant properties lead to the persistence and accumulation in the environment.”
They also stated that when the masks become weathered in the environment, they can generate a large number of microsized polypropylene particles in a matter of weeks, then break down further into nanoplastics that are less than 1 mm in size.
Because masks may be directly made from microsized plastic fibers with a thickness of 1 mm to 10 mm, they may release microsized particles into the environment more readily — and faster — than larger plastic items, like plastic bags.
Further, “Such impacts can be worsened by a new-generation mask, nanomasks, which directly use nanosized plastic fibers (e.g., diameter <1 mm) and add a new source of nanoplastic pollution.”8 A report by OceansAsia further estimated that 1.56 billion face masks may have entered the world’s oceans in 2020, based on a global production estimate of 52 billion masks manufactured that year, and a loss rate of 3%, which is conservative.
Based on this data, and an average weight of 3 to 4 grams for a single-use polypropylene surgical mask, the masks would add 4,680 to 6,240 additional metric tons of plastic pollution to the marine environment, which, they note, “will take as long as 450 years to break down, slowly turning into microplastics while negatively impacting marine wildlife and ecosystems.”9
|Medical masks adversely affect respiratory physiology and function||Medical masks lower oxygen levels in the blood|
|Medical masks raise carbon dioxide levels in the blood||SAR-CoV-2 has a “furin cleavage” site that makes it more pathogenic, and the virus enters cells more easily when arterial oxygen levels decline, which means wearing a mask could increase COVID-19 severity|
|Medical masks trap exhaled virus in the mouth/mask, increasing viral/infectious load and increasing disease severity||SARS-CoV-2 becomes more dangerous when blood oxygen levels decline|
|The furin cleavage site of SARS-CoV-2 increases cellular invasion, especially during low blood oxygen levels||Cloth masks may increase the risk of contracting COVID-19 and other respiratory infections|
|Wearing a face mask may give a false sense of security||Masks compromise communications and reduce social distancing|
|Untrained and inappropriate management of face masks is common||Masks worn imperfectly are dangerous|
|Masks collect and colonize viruses, bacteria and mold||Wearing a face mask makes the exhaled air go into the eyes|
|Contact tracing studies show that asymptomatic carrier transmission is very rare||Face masks and stay at home orders prevent the development of herd immunity|
|Face masks are dangerous and contraindicated for a large number of people with pre-existing medical conditions and disabilities|
A group of over 500 medical doctors in Germany called ‘Doctors for Information’ made a shocking statement during a national press conference: (1)
‘The Corona panic is a play. It’s a scam. A swindle. It’s high time we understood that we’re in the midst of a global crime.’
This large group of medical experts publishes a medical newspaper on 500,000 copies every week, to inform the public about the massive misinformation in the mainstream media.
They also organized mass protests in Europe, like the one on August 29, 2020 where 12 million people signed up and several millions actually showed up.
Why do these 500+ medical doctors say the pandemic is a global crime? What do they know, that we don’t?
‘Covid-19 is a false pandemic created for political purposes. This is a world dictatorship with a sanitary excuse. We urge doctors, the media and political authorities to stop this criminal operation, by spreading the truth.’ (2)
Germany and Spain are just two examples. Similar large groups of hundreds of medical experts exist in countries across the world.
In the USA a documentary called PLANDEMIC, which exposes COVID-19 as a criminal operation, is supported by over 27,000 medical doctors!
Why are these thousands of medical professionals worldwide saying the pandemic is a crime? What information do they have access to, that we are not getting from the mainstream media?
I invite you to look at the following facts with an open mind and then come to your own conclusions…
Millions Of COVID-19 Test Kits Sold In 2017 And 2018
As we know the new COVID-19 disease appeared in China towards the end of 2019. Therefore it was named COVID-19 which is an acronym for Corona Virus Disease 2019.
Data from the World Integrated Trade Solution, however, shows something astonishing:
“in 2017 and 2018 – two years before COVID-19 – hundreds of millions of test kits for COVID-19 were distributed worldwide.”
This baffling data was discovered by someone on September 5, 2020, who posted it on social media. The next day it went viral all over the world.
On September 6 the WITS suddenly changed the original designation ‘COVID-19’ into the vague ‘Medical Test Kits’.
This is not allowed in trade, because you always have to be specific. There are many types of test kits for different diseases.
The fact that they removed the specification ‘COVID-19’, after this data became known worldwide, proves that they don’t want anyone to know about it.
They however forgot to delete one detail: the product code for these ‘Medical Test Kits’ is 300215 which means: ‘COVID-19 Test Kits’.
In 2015 a ‘System and Method for Testing for COVID-19’ was patented by Richard Rothschild, with a Dutch government organisation.
Did you catch that? In 2015 – four years before the disease even existed – a testing method for COVID-19 was developed. (2B)
There it is readers you will have to put up with the Coronahoax until at least 2025, that is of course unless you take the matter into your own hands……
Florida key state for Trump’s re-election
from State of the Nation
Report from America:
Ever wonder why half the “covid cases” in the entire world are in the area between Philly and New York?
Ever wonder why there are only 8 “covid deaths” in Hong Kong (which is about 600 miles from Wuhan) but “100,000 covid deaths” in America?
I’ll answer for you: its because Hong Kong didn’t participate in this HOAX whereas states like New York and New Jersey went all in with the lies and hysteria.
The preceding comment quote ought to throw even more light on the fact that the USA has supposedly suffered far more COVID-19 infections and deaths than any other country in the world. How did the U.S. register considerably more COVID casualties than China, India, Russia and all of Africa?
Really, how did that happen except by highly purposeful design?
How did the world’s premier healthcare system, with so much advanced medical technology, pervasive knowhow and professional experience with epidemics, succumb to such a pandemic … … … unless it was meticulously planned that way?! Which is why #Plandemic is one of the most popular hashtags on Twitter these days. Or, at least it is, until Jack Dorsey decides to censor it into the Twitter circular cyber-file.
This ‘Second Wave’ really is a “Second International Crime Wave”. What crimes? How about the intentional inflation of COVID-19 infection rates whereby “a 100 percent positivity rate” has been falsely reported to scare Floridians into compliance with unlawful executive orders and harmful governmental dictates. See: Here’s how Florida is grossly inflating the COVID-19 infection rates.
That the perpetrators have been able to conduct this worldwide criminal conspiracy with relative ease is as inconceivable as it is outrageous. Not only does this ever-worsening coronavirus predicament reflect the ironclad control exerted by globalists strategically positioned in every government and corporation, it demonstrates how utterly shameless and without conscience they truly are.
Today, entire nations, states, provinces, counties and cities have seen mandates to wear a dangerous mask during the hot summer months. This outright assault on personal sovereignty and exceedingly dangerous practice must be halted post-haste; otherwise, many more folks will needlessly die from heat stroke or heat exhaustion, which will then be blamed on COVID-19. See: It’s time for MASS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE!
CAVEAT: This was their scheme all along: attribute any and all deaths that occur on the novel coronavirus. Suicides by poisoning, fatal car accidents and deadly gunshot wounds are all classified as COVID-19 whenever they can get away with it. Likewise, anaphylactic shock, COPD flare-ups, asthma attacks and allergy episodes are all coronavirus-caused when they lead to death. Of course, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Lung Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Pleurisy and other fatal respiratory diseases are also blamed on COVID-19 when hospitals are unscrupulously reimbursed like this:
“The Medicare reimbursement is $13,000 for Covid-19 admissions to the Hospital; and if those Covid-19 patients receive ventilator treatment, the reimbursement is $39,000.”
(Source: Here’s why COVID-19 deaths are being grossly inflated across America!)
Surely, everyone by now sees how THE GREAT SCAMDEMIC is being coordinated, orchestrated and choreographed by some “Wizard of Oz” behind the curtain. However, that does not mean there is not a very real COVID-19 bioweapon that was intentionally bioengineered and stealthily disseminated to produce a global pandemic of Coronavirus Syndrome. See: CORONAVIRUS SYNDROME: A Special Report on the COVID-19 Bioweapon
State of the Nation
 Comment posted under this article: https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/07/13/dispatches-from-the-war-mr-trump-youre-not-tom-paine/
Cunning Red Dan is conning Victorians
Masks do not work and could actually harm you. Fauci has finally backed up the opinions of a multitude of world renowned virologists, biologists and epidemiologists who have been warning masks are useless to prevent Covid or any other infection.
Did the four Chinese nationals who reportedly, recently arrived in Melbourne in a Lear jet to demand their money back from Premier Red Dan dose up Melbourne with the latest round of Covid?
Why did Trump stop the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) from releasing any more Covid infection data?
Because the numbers of infections and deaths have been so purposely inaccurate and exaggerated Trump will allow only the Whitehouse to release the correct data.
How accurate are Australian testing kits and the results?
Time to revolt against the corrupt Victorian regime. How much longer will Victorians and Australians tolerate this Coronahoax plandemic?
Nobody was buying Agenda 30 from Greta Thunberg. Plandemic decades in the making
by Alex Bruce
COVID-19 is the Green New Deal, by hook or by crook. The Green New Deal is Agenda 21 by another name, also known as Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2050.
Madonna and other blackmailed superstars are now telling their fans to never go back to their conspicuous consumption ways – the same way that AOC is.
COVID-19 is a pretext for the roll-out of Agenda 2030 and a “contact-tracing” technocracy, that mimics the NSA’s PRISM in 3D space. It’s being used to build-out the Internet of Things and reduce the population of the US by two-thirds, according to Deagel.com.
Nobody was buying Agenda 2030 from Greta Thunberg, so the Deep State had to hold the world hostage to get its way.
The Plandemic had been decades in the making for just this moment, evident from the lockstep scripted behavior of global governments. How were they able to pull this off?
Big Pharma have emerged as heavies capable of staging this planetary coup. They’re perhaps the only cohesive group with financial resources to match the world’s militaries.
Many mayors and governors have obviously been read-in. We see the exact same pattern in countries like Brazil, where the lower-level authorities (mayors and governors), particularly those on the Left are shutting down businesses and effectively putting their citizens under house arrest.
We’ve all heard about the “Tropical Trump”. Less well-known are Brazil’s tropical counterparts to Eric Garcetti, Gretchen Whitmer and Kate Brown, “resisting” their President at every turn. Be it Trump or Bolsonaro, the commanders-in-chief are attacked for the “carelessness” of their responses to the Globalist Pandemic.
I’m sure there’s a similar pattern in the EU, the difference being that virtually every EU politician is either an agent or a hostage of the Globalist parasitic cabal. This is evident in the video of the Coronavirus Response international pledging event telethon, hosted by EU President, Ursula Van der Leyen, featuring various national and UN leaders from around the world, shown in this superb video by Amazing Polly.
East-, West- and South Asian states and former Soviet States are seen playing along with the covid psy-op., with African countries also joining in on the charade.
The Globalists momentarily have Trump on the ropes but he’s using the crisis to his advantage, folding the enemy Federal Reserve Bank into the Treasury and creating Special Purpose Vehicles to provide the interest-free $6 trillion stimulus package.
We’re seeing the execution of the endless money supply of Modern Monetary Theory. Why vote Democrat to have your Communism, when we’ve seemingly already got it under Trump? All he has to do now is to forgive college debt.