In all of Italy it is one revolt of parents and students. Mothers hang out the surgeries as if they were (smelly) laundry cloths.
They use them for dusting. If they are in a good mood, they wear them just a few minutes to run to the gate to collect the courier’s package, “but on the way back the elastic has already broken”.
Packs of untouched masks are posted in the most remote drawers of the house. Nicola Penta, father of a child who goes to third grade, has begun to return them. “The first thing that strikes you, as soon as you open the package, is the unpleasant smell. My son also had difficulty wearing them anyway. He had because we used them three times and never again.
The rubber bands were a torment. The last ones came just a few weeks. ago, the same bad smell as plastic, something chemical … Today we buy them. Traditional surgical, sealed one by one. Not like these which are packed all together, in a single bag.
Recently at school they have received masks for adults, it was written right on the package. But you can’t give little ones the protections when they grow up. Apart from the size they were the same, the same smell. So we sent them back. I’m honest, at first I threw them. ” There are those who have recently received a different type, with the underwire. Better? No, it caused skin rashes. A torment. Also because children, with long hours, must wear a mask for at least eight hours