Since the beginning of the health crisis, many fake news about Covid-19 have appeared on social media. On Telegram, a video of a man has gone viral: He claims that the swabs used for PCR tests in the UK are carcinogenic. True or false?
We already knew about the fruits that tested positive for Covid-19 and swabs that are claimed to live.
For this episode of truth or forgery, Tristan Werkmeister from FRANCE got 24 observers out of his chemistry books to verify a claim seen more than 250,000 times on Telegram. According to the man in the video, the PCR self-tests in the UK contain a dangerous carcinogen (ie potentially causing cancer). As you can see, the answer is more complicated than it seems.
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