In an impressive move to find answers, Gainesville, Florida parents found a way to legitimately ‘follow the science.’ “Concerned about the harm caused to their children wearing face masks all day at school in 90-degree Fahrenheit weather” parents sent six masks to be analyzed at the University of Florida’s Mass Spectrometry Research and Education Center, reports Zero Hedge.
Amanda Donoho, a mother to three elementary school children came up with the idea and recruited other parents because her sons were breaking out in rashes after wearing the masks for prolonged periods of time.
Of the masks sent to be analyzed for contaminants, five were worn by children ages 6 to 11 for five to eight hours at school, and one was worn by an adult. Of the six masks, three were surgical, two were cotton, and one was a poly gaiter. As control samples, they used masks that have not yet been worn and a t-shirt that had been worn at school.
Zero Hedge reports 11 dangerous pathogens that included bacterias that cause diphtheria, pneumonia, and meningitis were found:
Five of the masks were found to be contaminated with parasites, fungi, and bacteria, according to Rational Ground. Only one mask was found to contain a virus that can cause a fatal systemic disease in cattle and deer. Other less harmful pathogens that can cause ulcers, acne, and strep throat were also detected.
None of the controls were contaminated with pathogens, while “samples from the front top and bottom of the t-shirt found proteins that are commonly found in skin and hair, along with some commonly found in soil.”
“Our kids have been in masks all day, seven hours a day in school,” Donoho told Fox & Friends on June 17. “The only break that they get is to eat or drink.” Donoho said students have not had to wear a mask outside at school since April 2021, but masks were still required when kids were within six to eight feet of each other, and they were still required to be worn on school buses.