Governor Must Immediately Begin Education Campaign On Dangers Of Masks

Gov. Doug Ducey, shown here at a June 23 rally with President Donald Trump in Phoenix, took steps this week to increase COVID-19 testing and impose limits on restaurants, but critics say it is not enough. (Photo courtesy of Saul Loeb/AFP)

By Sen. Kelly Townsend

On March 25 Health Canada issued a memo regarding the safety of face masks that contain graphene or bio-based graphene.

  • Graphene is exfoliated graphite to a very small layer of nanoscopically thin flakes of hexagonally-arranged carbon atoms
  • Bio-based graphene is derived from biowaste.
  • Production of Carbon Nanotubes out of graphene are very similar to asbestos fibers and the inhalation of graphene nanotubes is detrimental to a person’s health.

The memo sent by Health Canada to Canadian Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health read, in part :

“Health Canada has conducted a preliminary risk assessment which identified a potential for early pulmonary toxicity associated with the inhalation of nanoform graphene. To date, Health Canada has not received data to support the safety and efficacy of face masks containing nanoform graphene.”  They went on to say, “As such, and in the absence of manufacturer’s evidence to support the safe and effective use of nanoform graphene coated masks, Health Canada considers the risk of these medical devices to be unacceptable.”

More on graphene:

A sheet of graphene of one atom in thickness is rolled into a tube. This creates a single-walled carbon nanotube. Layers of these graphene sheets can be rolled in order to create multi-walled carbon nanotubes, which have slightly different properties.

Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene are considered harmful and may cause a serious cancer called Malignant Mesothelioma.

You may remember that Malignant Mesothelioma is usually caused by asbestos. I unfortunately know this quite well, because it was this terrible and mean cancer that killed my mother in 2002.

A study titled, “Mesothelioma: Identical Routes to Malignancy from Asbestos and Carbon Nanotubes” published in Nov 2019 says in its abstract:

“Exposure of laboratory mice to carbon nanotubes mimics exposure to asbestos, from initial and chronic inflammation, through loss of the same tumour-suppressor pathways and eventual sporadic development of malignant mesothelioma. Fibres of a similar nature may pose significant health risks to humans.”

I would like to repeat the warning from Health Canada once again –

“As such, and in the absence of manufacturer’s evidence to support the safe and effective use of nanoform graphene coated masks, Health Canada considers the risk of these medical devices to be unacceptable.”

Let us re-evaluate where we have arrived as a society, where we force medical measures on the masses in the name of fear.  Any medical action, from one as simple as donning a mask to one so invasive as forcing an experimental, non-FDA approved substance such as the mRNA vaccine, must never be compulsory.  The human body is sovereign, and not one person has the right to force a medical action on another, especially when risk is involved.

Most importantly, we are forcing school children to breathe through these masks, at school and during exercise, without addressing the issue of graphene and its potential dangers.  Those who cannot wear a mask are still being forced in the school system.  Parents should be the decision-makers when it comes to their child’s health.

Therefore, I am calling on the Governor to address this shocking development regarding graphene-coated masks.  I implore him to immediately rescind Executive order 2021-04 that requires school children in public and charter schools to wear them, without exemption.  I am emphatically calling on Doug Ducey to immediately begin an education campaign regarding the potential dangers of these masks, and to respect parent’s rights to make this decision for their child.