Doctor Revealed on Facebook How Masks Affect Oxygen Saturation: How to Make Your Own Facemask
(Photo : Tonik on Unsplash) Doctor Revealed on Facebook How Masks Affect Oxygen Saturation: How to Make Your Own Facemask
Doctor Revealed on Facebook How Masks Affect Oxygen Saturation: How to Make Your Own Facemask
Doctor Revealed on Facebook How Masks Affect Oxygen Saturation: How to Make Your Own Facemask

A now-viral post on Facebook has revealed the effects of face masks on the body's oxygen saturation levels. The experiment conducted by a doctor is purposely used to inform the public that face masks don't affect the body's oxygen intake, contrary to what some anti-face masks groups have said. According to Tip Hero's latest report, it has now become the norm for people to wear a mask when going out in public.

Doctor Revealed on Facebook How Masks Affect Oxygen Saturation: How to Make Your Own Facemask
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Doctor Revealed on Facebook How Masks Affect Oxygen Saturation: How to Make Your Own Facemask

Although wearing face masks has been heavily advocated by the authorities, there are still some people who refuse to practice scientifically proven safety measures. Some of these individuals complain of having difficulty breathing whenever they wear a face covering, saying that their oxygen levels are being affected. However, this notion is completely false as proven by a recent viral Facebook post--along with years of scientific studies.

Doctor Megan Hall conducted an experiment to show how face masks affect the oxygen intake of an individual through her post on Facebook. In the experiment, the doctor used three different facemasks for five minutes, comparing her oxygen level from when she wasn't wearing a face covering.

Viral Facebook post shows wearing a face mask doesn't affect your oxygen levels at all

The experiment of Doctor Hall showed four results indicating her oxygen levels when wearing and not wearing a face mask.

  • Without a mask: 64 heart rate, 98% oxygen level
  • N95 mask: 69 heart rate, 99% oxygen level
  • Surgical mask: 68 heart rate, 98% oxygen level
  • Surgical masks with N95 mask: 69 heart rate, 99% oxygen level

"There is no significant change in my oxygen saturation (or HR) in any scenario, though maybe inconvenient for some, you can still breathe," said Dr. Hall.

In her post, she encouraged the public to wear masks since it doesn't affect how people breathe. More importantly, the practice of wearing face masks also protects other people from infection. Multiple studies have shown how particles can travel from a infected person to other people around him or her--whether or not that person is showing symptoms.

"As a physician, I urge you and ask you to please wear a mask to protect yourself and those who cannot safely wear a mask (many of my patients because they are under 2 years old)," she said.

Doctor Revealed on Facebook How Masks Affect Oxygen Saturation: How to Make Your Own Facemask
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Doctor Revealed on Facebook How Masks Affect Oxygen Saturation: How to Make Your Own Facemask

Tips on how to make your own facemask were provided by Tip Hero's previous report. Since many t-shirts are 100% cotton, it is a great option for DIY facemasks.

The fabric used in t-shirts allows for easy breathing. Although it's thick, which is an important factor of a face covering, it's still effective at blocking particles. Here's a video you can follow to make your own face-covering. The provided steps in the video with easy pattern to follow to make multiple masks using only one shirt.

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