The natural exchange of carbon dioxide (CO2) waste for fresh oxygen in the lungs, also known as respiration, is a powerful antiviral activity that masks directly interfere with, putting the body at risk.
Inside your lungs are tiny sacs that exchange CO2 for oxygen. With every breath you take, these alveoli facilitate the transaction of CO2, which your body exhales, for oxygen, which your body inhales. This process oxygenates your blood and boosts immune function.
A mask, however, traps CO2 inside the lungs while blocking oxygen intake. This creates a chemical imbalance inside the body, leaving it prone to infection and disease (Related: More than 400 studies prove that masks provide no benefits and are harmful.)