Face masks: benefits and hitches amidst Covid-19 pandemic | Abstract

Der Pharma Chemica
Journal for Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Computational Chemistry

ISSN: 0975-413X
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Face masks: benefits and hitches amidst Covid-19 pandemic

Author(s): Shailey Singhal*, Shilpi Agarwal, Kanchan Bahukhandi and Naveen Singhal

Covid-19 has aroused as the most contentious issues worldwide in 2020. It has caused unexpected effects on various aspects of life, and Governments are struggling in combatting this disease with all the efforts and measures possible at individual as well as mass scale. Various preventive measures have been recommended, including the use of face-masks for this purpose. This communication presents front and flip sides of using face-mask as a preventive measure. Health effects caused because of using face masks have been provided attention. Impact of quantification of face mask dumping is presented, along with a value added mechanism for the disposal of used masks as medical waste.

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