If the CDC says it, is it fact? If the NIH posts it, is it true? If it’s published in a peer-reviewed journal is it trustworthy? That’s “science,” right?
Submitted for your reading agony: I’ll post the link to the NIH abstract, but it’s up to you (my “truth warriors” — ha!) to click the link to the full text version. The struggle is real, but be sure to make your way to the part where they tell you that wearing a mask can kill you.
YES, not in such succinct words but, yes, this article actually cites scientific research that indicates that masks can kill you. And it’s posted on the NIH website, and it’s peer reviewed and published. Don’t believe me? Read it yourself.
“In addition to the question of certification procedures for such fabric masks, it should also be mentioned that due to the extensive mask obligation, textile (artificial) substances in the form of micro- and nanoparticles, some of which cannot be degraded in the body, are chronically absorbed into the body through inhalation to an unusual extent. In the case of medical masks, disposable polymers such as polypropylene, polyurethane, polyacrylonitrile, polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyethylene and polyester should be mentioned . ENT physicians have already been able to detect such particles in the nasal mucosa of mask wearers with mucosal reactions in the sense of a foreign body reaction with rhinitis . In the case of community masks, other substances from the textile industry are likely to be added to those mentioned above. The body will try to absorb these substances through macrophages and scavenger cells in the respiratory tract and alveoli as part of a foreign body reaction, whereby toxin release and corresponding local and generalized reactions may occur in an unsuccessful attempt to break them down . Extensive respiratory protection in permanent long-term use (24/7), at least from a theoretical point of view, also potentially carries the risk of leading to a mask-related pulmonary  or even generalized disorder, as is already known from textile workers chronically exposed to organic dusts in the Third World (byssinosis) .
“For the general public, from a scientific angle, it is necessary to draw on the long-standing knowledge of respiratory protection in occupational medicine in order to protect children in particular from harm caused by uncertified masks and improper use.”