Even with a Severe Lung Condition, You Can Safely Wear a Mask

Even with a Severe Lung Condition, You Can Safely Wear a Mask

Noam Galai / Getty Images A study found that even people with severe COPD can safely wear masks. It can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, and a hassle if you forget to bring it with you shopping — but one thing a face mask is not, is dangerous. That’s what researchers found in the most recent study looking at how face masks do (or do not) affect the ability to breathe, even in people with lung disease. Previous studies have shown that when wearing the N95 type of face mask, CO2 levels can also rise, but still remain within normal levels. Asked what people can do to avoid discomfort breathing with a mask, Nghi recommended trying out different types of masks.

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