Posted on

New study confirms the obvious, that it’s hard for kids to breathe with masks strapped to their faces

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, finally a lab study in a prestige medical journal confirming the obvious – that it’s hard for kids to breathe with masks strapped to their faces.


Most of the complaints reported by children can be understood as consequences of elevated carbon dioxide levels in inhaled air. This is because of the dead-space volume of the masks, which collects exhaled carbon dioxide quickly after a short time. This carbon dioxide mixes with fresh air and elevates the carbon dioxide content of inhaled air under the mask, and this was more pronounced in this study for younger children.

This leads in turn to impairments attributable to hypercapnia. A recent review concluded that there was ample evidence for adverse effects of wearing such masks. We suggest that decision-makers weigh the hard evidence produced by these experimental measurements accordingly, which suggest that children should not be forced to wear face masks.

The German safety limit is 0.2% CO2 in inhaled air; the United States OSHA safety limit is 0.5%. The lowest measured masked sample in the study was 0.6%. The youngest children in the study had the highest inhaled CO2 levels.

 

4 thoughts on “New study confirms the obvious, that it’s hard for kids to breathe with masks strapped to their faces

  1. The mask Nazis are mostly the hard left, and they hate kids.

    6
    7
  2. Totally true, my daughter has COPD and that’s why I kept her out of school. I cannot have her go to school with a mask on all day. She will pass out.

    4
    5
  3. Can we just end the Hygiene Theater already?

    The overblown Fear Mongering has served its political purpose and it’s time to Move On.org
    Time to end the theatrics and treat this like any other medical issue.

    5
    4
  4. Wearing masks to stop COVID is like wearing masks to stop CANCER.
    It has NO impact.

    3
    3
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.