VOLUME: 37 | ISSUE: 1 | Mar 31, 2021 | PAGE: (1 - 3) | DOI: 10.51441/BioMedica/5-176

Mask Asphyxia in the Innocent Breeds

Authors: Dr. Muhammad Imran


Dr. Muhammad Imran

Department of Pathology, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore – Pakistan.

Publication History

Received: February 11, 2021

Accepted: March 18, 2021

Published: March 31, 2021


Face masks, no doubt, are the first line of defence during this pandemic. Besides health protection, mask litter has reportedly polluted the land and water and reports of the wildlife entangled and choked in the elastic straps of the face masks are published off and on. Therefore, guidelines must be issued to the authorities and the public for appropriate handling and disposal of the “pandemic related litter” or else the climate change and the environmental disasters may become another future pandemics.

Keywords: Face mask, Asphyxia, Wild life, Litter, Pandemic.