NEWS COMMENTARY

Graphene masks dubbed health hazard by Health Canada

Published:
April 08, 2021
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Inhalation of nanomaterials is one of their biggest health risks, so putting them against your mouth is probably not a good idea. Lux was already skeptical about the utility of graphene masks, so this announcement simply creates further barriers to adoption.

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