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Take it from me, wear a mask chopping/blowing leaves..

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Ijustwantausername, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,437

    Good Lord, after 2 big leaf days I am sick as a dog with sinuses. Sore throat, runny nose, and sneezing like crazy. Needless to say, I stopped by Lowe's last night and got a ten pack of 3M 8511 respirator masks. They will be on my face from here on out.

    I thought I was immune to allergens/mold....HA I was wrong.
     
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    Somebody isn't Claritin clear...
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  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,795

    yeah get some claritin or alegra...it will help lol
     
  4. rogerdodger

    rogerdodger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    Always, always use a mask when mulching leaves. There is a fungus that grows on the under, moist side of em that can kill you.

    Wear eye protection too!! As well as ear protection.
     
  5. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 812

    I got algeree shots about 10 years ago... just blow the nose, spit out some crap, and keep moving. Not phased at all.
     
  6. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,410

    Between blowing and running the truck loader, I am exposed to lots of dust. I am fine most of the time. I just blow out some black boogies and keep on going. I take some claritin if I really need it. Some people are more sensitive than others.
     
  7. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,437

    Any info on that fungus? I'd like to research it.
     

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