• Information from CDC Regarding Mask Use and Carbon Dioxide


    Information from CDC  on a topic we get questions about:
    Mask Use and Carbon Dioxide 
    Wearing a mask does not raise the carbon dioxide (CO2) level in the air you breathe

    A cloth mask does not provide an airtight fit across the face. The CO2 completely escapes into the air through and around the sides of the cloth mask when you breathe out or talk. COis small enough to easily pass through any cloth mask material. In contrast, the virus that causes COVID-19 is much larger than CO2, so it cannot pass as easily through a properly designed and properly worn cloth mask.

     See CDC Considerations for Wearing Masks