Disposable masks are exactly that – destined for the bin, and not for long-term use. However, to save money, reduce waste or avoid hassle, many people are reusing surgical masks. That can pose a risk, and health experts are warning people against wearing disposable masks that are worn down from repeated use.“Aged disposable masks can release more fibres than new masks,” Robert Landsiedel, vice-chairman of Germany’s Society for Toxicology, says. The fibres generally won’t be inhaled into the….


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