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Health Canada has issued an advisory and asked distributors to recall masks sold with graphene or biographene in them over potential inhalation risks. Graphene is comprised of a single layer of carbon atoms and is considered a nanomaterial, meaning it is made of tiny particles, and is reported to have “antiviral and antibacterial properties,” the advisory says. The products affected are listed as “face masks labelled as containing graphene or biomass graphene,” the advisory states. Health Canada recommends that Canadians not use masks with the substance and to consult their health-care provider if they have used graphene face masks and have health concerns - such as new or unexplained shortness of breath, discomfort or difficulty breathing. Until the organization has completed a thorough scientific assessment and has “established the safety and effectiveness of graphene-containing face masks,” the advisory states they are taking the precaution of removing them from the market. The department said it is currently reviewing data from two specific manufacturers of graphene-coated face masks to determine the safety and effectiveness of their devices and will take appropriate action pending the review’s outcome. Health Canada has requested that any health product adverse events or complaints regarding graphene face masks be reported to the organization.
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Health Canada has issued an advisory and asked distributors to recall masks sold with graphene or biographene in them over potential inhalation risks. Graphene is comprised of a single layer of carbon atoms and is considered a nanomaterial, meaning it is made of tiny particles, and is reported to have “antiviral and antibacterial properties,” the advisory says. The products affected are listed as “face masks labelled as containing graphene or biomass graphene,” the advisory states. Health Canada recommends that Canadians not use masks with the substance and to consult their health-care provider if they have used graphene face masks and have health concerns - such as new or unexplained shortness of breath, discomfort or difficulty breathing. Until the organization has completed a thorough scientific assessment and has “established the safety and effectiveness of graphene-containing face masks,” the advisory states they are taking the precaution of removing them from the market. The department said it is currently reviewing data from two specific manufacturers of graphene-coated face masks to determine the safety and effectiveness of their devices and will take appropriate action pending the review’s outcome. Health Canada has requested that any health product adverse events or complaints regarding graphene face masks be reported to the organization.
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