Fact-checked by: Maldita.es

2021/03/05 | Spain

FALSE: A child’s brain requires twice as much oxygen as an adult’s. Effects of prolonged use of masks: they cause psychological problems, you breathe less oxygen, you breathe more CO2, they generate fungi and bacteria, they promote cancer, they generate pneumonia, they dehumanize.

Explanation: Masks do not prevent children from getting oxygen and are safe

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This false claim originated from: Facebook post

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