In June 2021, a group of parents in Gainesville, Florida, sent 6 of their childrens’ worn face masks and face coverings to a laboratory at the University of Florida, requesting an analysis of contaminants. The face masks and face coverings had been worn by their children for a day at school and were either brand new, or freshly laundered for the beginning of the school day.
The resulting report found that five of the face coverings were contaminated with bacteria, parasites, and fungi, including three with dangerous pathogens.
Half of the masks were contaminated with one or more strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with one or more strains of meningitis-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. In addition, less dangerous pathogens were identified, including pathogens that can cause fever, ulcers, acne, yeast infections, strep throat, periodontal disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more.
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The detailed laboratory reports can be found here
Disclaimer: Testing was conducted at the request of the parents. There is no doubt that there is harm and more research needs to be done in a controlled scientific study.