Kourtney Kardashian is in news today for spreading conspiracy theories to her 100 million followers.

To be honest I have not thought about face masks and how safe they are until I started to read the controversy on the internet today.

I am not one to take things at face value (no pun intended), I always try to do some research and go on legitimate websites to source information.

The following website was where I first saw the allegations:

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/style/kourtney-kardashian-slammed-for-unfounded-claim-that-face-masks-cause-cancer/ar-BB1aFPyM?ocid=msedgntp

So this is the site I found regarding the explanation to “What Causes Cancer”.

According to cancer.org Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), Teflon, and Related Chemicals may be a potential health concern: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/teflon-and-perfluorooctanoic-acid-pfoa.html

Unfortunately Kourtney has not done her research properly as the routes by which people may be exposed to PFOA are not known, it is unclear what steps people might take to reduce their exposure. 

Furthermore coating of PFOA on fabrics is at low levels which is unclear if it would cause health issues and allegations are all circumstantial.

At the end of the day we are at risk every day from polluted air to the food we eat and what we drink and we have to either worry ourselves senseless or we just live on the edge of caution. If you feel that there may be any truth to ‘Kourtney Kardashians’ allegations use alternative face coverings or make you own. There are plenty facemasks that are not the traditional blue surgical masks used by health workers on the market as you can see from the links below:

Alternative Face Masks:

Medical Supplies Store.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES & FACE MASKS

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