Face Masks Myths You Need To Stop Believing
Most Common Face Mask Misconceptions
Myth 1: Wearing a mask causes you to inhale too much carbon dioxide, which can make you sick.
Fact: The World Health Organisation has stated that prolonged use of masks, when worn properly, don’t cause CO2 intoxication or oxygen deficiency.
Myth 2: The only mask worth wearing is a N95 respirator.
Three layer cloth masks are effective in reducing the spreading of droplets in the air, combined with good hand hygiene and physical distancing. N95 masks should be reserved for healthcare workers.
Myth 3: If i'm wearing a mask, I don't need to practice social distancing.
Fact: Wearing a face mask is the first step to help decrease the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Maintaining social distance from people (1.5m) and washing your hands regularly adds an extra layer of protection.
Myth 4: Wearing a mask will weaken my immune system.
Fact: No, it will not. Wearing a face mask helps in reducing the spread of infectious droplets from entering your body. According to the World Health Organisation (W.H.O), cloth masks that have 3 layers are more effective in protecting you.
Myth 5: Drinking alcohol will protect you from COVID-19
Fact: No it does not, harmful use of alcohol can increase your risk of health problems
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Tested by the Australian Government's National Measurement Institute (NMI)