I wouldn't trust them in the first place because they are not the recommended fabric and are so porous you can see through them. Now we find the material is treated with a silver compound that is toxic to humans. Republicans should not be in charge of human health in any way shape or form.

The governor's team boasted that the sock masks, as they came to be known, are "washable, reusable, and treated with Silvadur, a non-toxic silver antimicrobial good for 25 industrial washes."

But a search of the web reveals filings with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where Silvadur is registered as a pesticide that is "harmful if inhaled" and "toxic to fish."

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