Masks, gloves?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by hoylebros, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
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    This will be my first year spraying lawns for broadleaf weeds. What type of masks are you guys using? Also, are any of you using the disposable type gloves for herbicide apps.? Just got my pest. license last May and wanting to be safe! Thanks.
  2. LawnoftheMonth

    LawnoftheMonth LawnSite Senior Member
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    disposable gloves and a hockey mask.
  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Move to organics, you may still need the mask if you are spraying mist, never good to inhale mist but you will smell better and be less toxic when you go home


    most of the chemical weed control products out there are endocrine disrupter, meaning that they affect the hormonal system of the plant

    unisex fish and six legged frogs are becoming common, you may want to rethink your choice
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2010
  4. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100 answers please, thanks
  5. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Was there a question on the test about PPE ? Do not use disposable gloves, or dishwashing gloves. If you do you will have to wear a mask so people won't see you
  6. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
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    well i came across some chemical resistant disposable gloves is the reason i asked about not talkin about crap from the not an idiot..the idea of putting on a new, clean pair of gloves for every app. sounds a bit safer to me
  7. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
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    I personally prefer the Richard Nixon mask!!:laugh:
  8. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    No mask. If you need a mask while spraying today's lawn chemicals, you are doing something wrong. Generation of respirable particles means movement off target of pesticides. I say today's lawn chemicals because in another time, I used to apply Daconil, Diazinon, Dursban or Turcam to lawns. The labels did not mandate respirators, but I knew better. Which is why I am still around. Gloves, I use the green nitrile gloves that goes up to my elbows. Lastly, I will not spray in trendy shoes, or macho-wacho hiking/construction worker boots. I have always worn knee length rubber boots. Long pants of course and a button down tight weave long sleeve shirt. I am in the tropics, but any kind of t shirt feels like a sweater to me outdoors in the sun.
  9. hoylebros

    hoylebros LawnSite Member
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    Thanks greendoctor, thats the repsonse that I was looking for.
  10. profigala

    profigala LawnSite Member
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    I agree with this, and i will add that this year after 4 years of dealing with a yellow face and sore throats I am using a face mask with granular premergents.

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