Doctor wears 6 face masks to prove they dont lower oxygen levels – KGO-TV

Last Updated on July 20, 2020 by

DUBLIN, Ireland — A doctor based in Dublin, Ireland, has debunked the idea that a face mask lowers oxygen levels. In fact, he’s shown that even wearing several has no effect.

This video shows Maitiu O Tuathail putting six masks on his face while recording his blood oxygen saturation levels.

As he puts on mask after mask, the meter shows a steady, and healthy, 98-99 percent.

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O Tuathail posted the video on Twitter to address the misconception that face masks negatively affect oxygen levels.

He said he was being asked this regularly by patients, who were citing misinformation they had found on social media.

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