Fact-checked by: Facta

2020/05/21 | Italy

FALSE: A picture quotes pharmacist Stefano Montanari saying that wearing protective masks would make people breathe excessive levels of carbon dioxide, leading to respiratory acidosis and cancer.

Explanation: Wearing protective masks for a long period of time can increase the levels of carbon dioxide that people breathe. This, however, do not lead to respiratory acidosis. Furthermore, there is no conncetion between respiratory acidosis and cancer.

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