Claims of health risks associated with the use of face masks have been around since the arrival of the COVID emergency.

Earlier this year a scientific study confirmed the presence of cancer-causing particles in face masks, but the mainstream media ignored it.

Life Site News reported this week on a study published in the well-known and widely followed science journal nature in February this year. Authored by a team of Belgian researchers, the study is titled “Titanium dioxide particles frequently present in face masks intended for general use require regulatory control.”

It studied 12 face masks, meant for people to wear for safety against COVID-19, and found unhealthy levels of titanium dioxide in each mask.

The masks tested by the study were made of different materials and contained varying levels of titanium dioxide particles, ranging from 0.8 to 152 mg per mask. Masks made of non-woven fabrics had a significantly lower amount of titanium dioxide than those made of polyester and polyamide fibers.

But even the lowest amount of these particles found in the masks was over five times the “acceptable limit” for titanium dioxide – the amount considered safe for human health.

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is considered a Group 2B carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which means it has the potential to cause cancer when it enters the body in amounts higher than the safe level. These particles are also particularly damaging to lungs although they are considered “safe” in low amounts and are found in many processed foods as well as in sunscreen and cosmetics.

The study by Belgian researchers on titanium particles in masks came at a time when face masks were still mandated by the Biden administration on all public transport and many left-run states and cities required them in public places like restaurants and stores.

But despite the health risks associated with higher levels of titanium dioxide particles, mainstream media entirely ignored this research. Even the health authorities – CDC, NIH, and others – kept silent on it and continued to push the mask mandates on people.

The exact impact on human health resulting from regular mask-wearing during the two long COVID years won’t likely be known for at least a few more years. But there have been a few studies showing a higher death rate among COVID patients associated with use of masks.

A study by Dr. Zacharias Fögen, published in the journal Medicine in February this year, showed significantly higher case fatality rates in Wisconsin counties that mandated the masks than counties without a mask mandate.

Establishment science circles have shown no interest in investigating this health concern.