Health Canada Recalls Masks Containing Graphene

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Health Canada is advising Canadians NOT to wear face masks that contain graphene because there is a potential that they could inhale graphene particles, which may pose health risks.
What is graphene?
  • Graphene combines the meaning of graphite and the suffix -ene.
  • Graphene is one of the many physical forms of the chemical element carbon.
What to do now
  • Check the packaging of the face masks and do NOT use masks labeled to contain graphene or biomass graphene.
  • Consult your health care provider if you have used graphene face masks and have health concerns, such as new or unexplained shortness of breath, discomfort or difficulty breathing.
  • Report any health product adverse events or file complaints regarding graphene face masks to Health Canada.

Word of the Day:

Adverse: harmful, bad, unfavorable

* Information in this post is taken from Health Canada’s website: on April 7, 2021