Titanium Dioxide Particles Frequently Present in Face Masks Intended for General Use Require Regulatory Control

Eveline Verleysen et al. Although titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a suspected human carcinogen when inhaled, fiber-gradeTiO2 (nano)particles were demonstrated in synthetic textile fibers of face masks intended for thegeneral public … No assumptions were made about the likelihood of the release of TiO2 particles itself, since direct measurement of release and inhalation uptake when face […]