Lab analysis of ‘dangerous pathogens’ on children’s masks lack scientific credibility, experts say

Published on 06/07/2021 at 15:55

Posts purporting to show alarming laboratory results from tests carried out on children’s masks have been shared more than 1,300 times on Facebook by anti-lockdown groups who claim the findings are scientific evidence that masks cause harm. But experts have dismissed the reports that appeared on social media as incomplete and lacking scientific rigour, pointing out that many of the “dangerous pathogens” on the masks are commonly found on human skin.“Here’s what you’ll find in a child’s mask after a day at school.