Kourtney Kardashian convicted of spreading the dangerous myth of protective masks

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The celebrity stated that regular wearing of a mask can result in a fatal illness.

In her Instagram profile, the eldest of the Kardashian sisters published information about the dangers of wearing protective masks. She posted unverified information according to which everyone who is trying to escape from the coronavirus pandemic with a medical mask has an increased risk of developing cancerous tumors.

The 41-year-old Kourtney Kardashian post was accompanied by a large number of surprised emoticons. She invited her audience of over 100 million people to get to know the myth. Citing data from Cancer.Org, she said that the substance polytetrafluoroethylene in surgical masks increases the risk of liver, testicular, pancreas, kidney and breast tumors, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, preeclampsia and high cholesterol levels. In addition, intense exposure supposedly can provoke bleeding in the lungs.

According to the DailyMail, citing a comment by Dr. William Kans for the New York Post, there is no evidence to support such a negative effect on the body.

“As an oncologist surgeon, I have worn masks with thousands of healthcare colleagues for many years to protect patients from the spread of infections. Some studies show that the PTFE in the compound can become harmful when it is in an object that heats up to at least 500 degrees Fahrenheit, giving off vapors, ”the doctor said.

The public immediately denounced Courtney for spreading the myth. In addition, some recalled that quite recently the Kardashian sisters took off an entire island to rest and celebrate Kim’s birthday, forcing all the staff attending them to wear masks.

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