Dear Dr. Bonnie Henry, Hon. Jennifer Whiteside, and the 60 school districts in B.C.,
We are writing as concerned parents, who would like to counter the pressure you may be feeling from ‘other’ groups across the province.
We have watched our children suffer since March; we want their new reality to end and for our children to return to what makes them children: play, touch, interaction, sports, learning facial cues, knowing they are safe and not secret “spreaders” of some possible illness, and the myriad of other experiences that make mentally healthy adults. We also would like for our children to be harmed no further from the current mandates the schools have put in place themselves under the incorrect guise that they were "made to follow" certain rules. Everything has been a ‘suggestion’, and therefore schools have the right to reject said ‘suggestions’.
No long-term studies have been done on children wearing masks. So far globally, 5 children have died while wearing masks.
We are shocked that the schools have bought into the wearing of non-medical masks as children are touching their faces MORE than they would be on a regular basis. Children will create a bacterial breading ground in their masks through the constant adjusting of them within that moist environment. Many bacteria that we breathe out are harmless unless they are allowed to accumulate. I have heard from teachers in Ontario who are starting to show some symptoms of mask illnesses: constant headaches, nausea, vertigo, skin rashes, staph infections etc.
Dentists have recognized negative health outcomes, and called this “mask mouth”. (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mask-mouth-dentists-warn-prolonged-use-of-masks-leading-to-poor-oral-hygiene) Who is then liable if our children get ‘mask mouth’, or any of the other myriad of issues that can result from improper mask wearing?
THE WHO : “ Several studies found that factors such as warmth, irritation, breathing difficulties, discomfort, distraction, low social acceptability and poor mask fit were reported by children when using masks. So far, the effectiveness and impact of masks for children during play and physical activity have not been studied; however, a study in adults found that N95 respirator and surgical masks reduced cardiopulmonary capacity during heavy exertion. The benefits of wearing masks in children for COVID-19 control should be weighed against potential harm associated with wearing masks, including feasibility and discomfort, as well as social and communication concerns. Factors to consider also include age groups, sociocultural and contextual considerations and availability of adult supervision and other resources to prevent transmission.
Given the limited evidence on the use of masks in children for COVID-19 or other respiratory diseases, including limited evidence about transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in children at specific ages, the formulation of policies by national authorities should be guided by the following overarching public health and social principles: • Do no harm: the best interest, health and well-being of the child should be prioritized. • The guidance should not negatively impact development and learning outcomes. • The guidance should consider the feasibility of implementing recommendations in different social, cultural and geographic contexts, including settings with limited resources, humanitarian settings and among children with disabilities or specific health conditions.”
Many experts in the field, from OSHA experts to neurologists, have spoken out against improper masking in general, as well as masking children, “For children and adolescents, masks are an absolute no-no. Children and adolescents have an extremely active and adaptive immune system and they need a constant interaction with the microbiome of the Earth. Their brain is also incredibly active, as it is has so much to learn. The child’s brain, or the youth’s brain is thirsting for oxygen. The more metabolically active the organ is, the more oxygen it requires. In children and adolescents every organ is metabolically active. To deprive a child’s or an adolescent’s brain from oxygen, or to restrict it in any way, is not only dangerous to their health, it is absolutely criminal. Oxygen deficiency inhibits the development of the brain, and the damage that has taken place as a result CANNOT be reversed.” - Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson MD, PhD.
Dr. Griesz-Brisson is a Consultant Neurologist and Neurophysiologist with a PhD in Pharmacology, with special interest in neurotoxicology, environmental medicine, neuroregeneration and neuroplasticity. This is what she has to say about masks and their effects on our brains: https://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-19-masks-crime-against-humanity-child-abuse/5726059
The Largest Study to date out of Germany has shown : Results: “ By 26.10.2020 the registry had been used by 20,353 people. In this publication we report the results from the parents who entered data on a total of 25,930 children. The average mask-wearing time was 270 minutes per day. Impairments caused by wearing a mask were reported by 68% of the parents. These included irritability (60%), headache (53%), difficulty concentrating (50%), less happiness(49%), reluctance to go to school/kindergarten (44%), malaise (42%) impaired learning (38%) and drowsiness or fatigue (37%).”
A London public high school teacher has written an email to a city hall committee asking politicians and health authorities to quash the city's controversial pandemic face-covering bylaw, calling masks an "egregious and unforgivable form of child abuse and physical assault." This teacher also points out how politicised the “mask debate” has become, that even if children refuse to wear a mask now, they are bullied.
The fact that we are making our kids and teachers wear fabrics such as the “disposable” masks made from polypropylene, a known endocrine disrupter, which is the reason Health Canada calls it a toxin, is frankly shocking. (http://www.toxicswatch.org/2008/11/toxic-leaching-from-polypropylene.html)
Most parents will buy their kids BPA free water bottles, but are now being forced to allow them to heat up and breath in polypropylene. The majority of cloth masks are made in China which has extremely lax regulations around pesticides, formaldehyde and other toxic chemical usages on their cotton, rayon, and polyester fabrics (masks included) .
(https://breastcancerconqueror.com/toxic-fabrics-the-dirty-little-secrets-of-the-fashion-industry/) , ( https://brightside.me/inspiration-health/5-toxic-fabrics-that-can-be-harmful-to-your-health-and-what-you-can-wear-instead-794780/)
Have we ever asked children to wear cloths over their faces, not even asking what the fabric is made of or where it comes from? “However, if even a small portion of mask fibers is detachable by inspiratory airflow, or if there is debris in mask manufacture or packaging or handling, then there is the possibility of not only entry of foreign material to the airways, but also entry to deep lung tissue, and potential pathological consequences of foreign bodies in the lungs.”
Exposure to larger amounts of chemicals than in previous years:
The fact that schools are cleaning multiple times a day, asking children to USE the spray, making children use hand sanitizer (when we know Health Canada has already recalled approximately 50 types) and causing a potential breeding ground for ‘super bugs’ is quite a disturbing experiment with our children.
This is the ingredients list for the cleaner used at one local public school: (https://www.dustbane.ca/products/vangard)
Chemical name / Nom du produit chimique CAS number / Numéro CAS Quantity / Quantité (%) Didecyldimethylammonium chloride 7173-51-5 1 – 5 , Alkyl(C12-C16)dimethylbenzylammonium Chloride 68424-85-1 1 – 5, Tetrasodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate 64-02-8 0.1 – 1 Alcohols (C12-15) ethoxylate / Alcool (C12-15) éthoxylate 68131-39-5 0.1 – 1 Ethanol / Éthanol 64-17-5 0.1 – 1 Fragrance / Parfum Mixture / Mélange 0.1 –
Are you aware that studies done on dimethylbenzylamine ammonium chloride have found large effects on reproductive rates in mice? The study showed that the chemical stayed on their caging material for several months after stopping usage; as well, there was a significant morbidity in mice mothers close to giving birth. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4260154/
A study on topical affects and reproduction:
The study below shows neural tube defects associated with topical application of cleaners. Mice with ambient exposure showed the same level of reproductive toxicity as those fed the QACs. The 2017 study also found increased placental abnormalities and late gestation fetal deaths – evidence of hard selection sufficient to lead to an absence of late NTDs in late-gestational fetal deaths. The study also found that the neural tube defects lasted two generations – pointing to an epigenetic effect.
The results from the 2017 study are unambiguously strong and are the result of a collaboration between the US CDC and the US National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. Combined, these studies have provided ample evidence that should have raised an alarm to the use of QACs by humans anywhere – and should now lead to the cessation of the use of QACs to disinfect airlines or other places inhabited by human. A 2017 study of nurses exposed to QACs found a reduction in reproductive potential.
We do not want our children to participate in a global experiment with their mental, and physical health. “Since the outset of the pandemic, we have been worried that children were being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Early indicators from this report suggest that children’s health is in jeopardy,” says Sara Austin, founder and CEO of Children First Canada. “How the government chooses to respond will change the trajectory of children’s lives.”
Calgary, September 1, 2020 - A new report documents how Canadian children have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings of Raising Canada 2020 reveal that many of the top threats to childhood, including mental illness, food insecurity, child abuse, physical inactivity and poverty may be increasing – or are in danger of increasing – because of the pandemic. This report highlights new data related to these threats and points to emerging concerns.
“We see kids every day, telling us they’re struggling. They wish they can go back to their normal lives.” ~Dr. Kia Carter, medical director of psychiatry, Cook Children’s. (Via CBS News) "The indirect side effects of this pandemic are having an alarming impact on Canada’s children. Pam Seatle finds out why kids are now at a higher risk of poverty, violence, and poor mental health."
Many parents have watched our children suffer with on-line/remote learning, depression, loss of sports, loss of concerts/festivals/fairs/proms/dances, loss of physical touch from peers, suffering from becoming afraid of other humans, loss of identity when masked, masking health issues, headaches from chemicals, bullying from not wearing a mask, suffering chemical sensitivity on their hands, suffering lack of purpose. While globally, 10,000 children a day go hungry from lack of access to food (directly related to the epidemic), others suffer at the hands of abusive parents, that would normally have been noticed by a teacher, and sadly, some take their own lives.
We, the parents below, do NOT want our children to be made to stay home with their siblings when they are HEALTHY, but may have been in some vicinity of another human who tested “positive”. We do not want our children force masked. We do not want our children to become sicker though massive exposure to chemicals, while simultaneously being unable to interact with normal pathogens that help build their immune system.
We reject the “New Normal”.