Face masks can be problematic, dangerous to health of some Canadians: advocates

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Date Published: May 21, 2020

Source: Global News

The national chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam has recommended that people wear masks in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19, however Dr. Tam has also warned against judging those who cannot wear masks. The Asthma Canada President, Vanessa Foran, has said that wearing a mask can create risk of an asthma attack. Furthermore, Autism Canada family support representative Dominique Payment said that adults and children with the spectrum disorder may have trouble with sensory processing that can be aggravated by wearing a mask. The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association also posted on their website earlier this month to outline the difficulties those with hearing impairments may have with lip reading and facial cues when people are wearing masks. 

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