Med’s Ryan Marino dispels myths about fentanyl

Dispelling a common myth about fentanyl as election workers get letters with traces of the substance
PolitFact: Ryan Marino, assistant professor at the School of Medicine, dispelled the common myth that fentanyl is harmful from simply coming into contact with it. People also cannot get sick by being in a room with powdered fentanyl because it doesn’t easily vaporize. “People can snort (fentanyl), but this is intentional. It does not just get into the air,” he said. “To cause toxicity from breathing it in you would probably have to be in a wind tunnel with dunes of fentanyl around you.”