In the movie “The Dark Knight Rises”, when Bane saves the girl from the attackers in the jail, the attackers beat Bane to near death. The attack left Bane’s spine and back broken.
Doctors had to perform cervical fusion throughout his entire spine (hence the long scar seen on Bane’s back when you first see him in the sewers). The surgery was successful however he was left him in crippling pain. The mask was made to constantly introduce an anesthetic into his blood/lungs so the pain would go away.
When Batman breaks one if his pipes from his mask, some of the painkiller is released and the pain inches back, slowly crippling him. This is also why Bane went berserk on Batman in an effort to finish him off before the pain increased.
Basically the mask is used as a painkiller in the movie version. It wasn’t stated specifically, but the gas he breathes underneath the mask most likely acts as an anesthetic. Taking out or damaging the mask would give Bane a great disadvantage in a fight, as seen in the final battle between Batman and Bane. In the comic version, he is given venom that is pumped into his brain, dramatically enhancing his physical strength but leaving him addicted for daily uses.
Why Do You Need a Face Mask: Painkiller Injections or Air Pollution Protection?
You probably don’t need painkiller injections directly into your nose and throat. Bane had a pretty unique situation. But, you might consider trying to keep out toxins, poisons, and chemicals in the air that might, over time, lead to health problems.
Key Facts to Know About Particle Pollution:
• Particle pollution can cause serious health problems – including asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes
and early death.
• Particle pollution can be a problem at any time of the year, depending on where you live.
• You can reduce your exposure to pollution and still get exercise! Use daily Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasts at www.airnow.gov to plan your activity.
What is particle pollution?
Particle pollution comes from many different sources. Fine particles (2.5 micrometers in diameter and smaller) come from power plants, industrial processes, vehicle tailpipes, wood stoves, and wildfires. Coarse particles (between 2.5 and 10 micrometers) come from crushing and grinding operations, road dust, and some agricultural operations.
Why is particle pollution a problem?
Particle pollution is linked to a number of health problems, including coughing, wheezing, reduced lung function, asthma attacks, heart attacks and strokes. It also is linked to early death.
Scary villain look aside, you can actually find anti pollution face masks that look fashionable. These new lines of designer air pollution masks are incredibly effective and look good. Check out brands like Vogmask, Cambridge Mask, O2TODAY, and Guoer for good looking and effective face masks.