Breathing while Cutting/Blowing, Do you Wear anything?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by c2weech, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    LOL, I didn't want to recommend those to anyone. :laugh::laugh:

    but if they work....
  2. TuffWork

    TuffWork LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    I use a Respro Techno. I don't use it all the time because it can be kinda hot, but I always use it during dirty cleanups. I haven't worn it alot lately but I will be wearing it soon because Fall Cleanups will soon be upon us.
  3. EMWEB

    EMWEB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I point my schnoz upwind.
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,292

    I often wonder about this, breathing in all that dust, esp when it is dry out.
  6. abcfamily

    abcfamily LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    Seen these on "Shark Tank" have not tried them and based on the prices might not. But would try these before wearing any type of mask in 80+ degree weather. Has anyone tried them yet?
  7. RBatten

    RBatten LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Messages: 101

    Look into ski googles. They have the foam and are impact resistant and don't look toooooo god awful.
  8. joshman108

    joshman108 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Funny you should ask, I thought I was the only one. Ive only ever seen two other people wearing anything.

    Personally I use a bandana.
    Works great, but its coming untied lately. I might safety pin it in the back. I don't know about using a dust mask, it seems like it get used too fast with sweat. After all, its paper. Cloth seems for durable
  9. c2weech

    c2weech LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Just got these and tried them out yesterday. Wow!!! These things are amazing! After a 10 hour day they were still attached even though I was sweating like a pig (I thought the sweat might make them destick).
    Last hour or two of the day breathing felt a little restricted probably due to all the stuff in them and not my nose lungs, but not to bad to make me want to take them off.

    At about $1.30 per pair thought it was over priced for what they are but I blew my nose at the end of the day it was clear! No coughing last night and today :)

    If you have concerns about your health I would highly recommend these nasal screens. 100x's better than a dust mask mask by comfort and better at filtering the air too.

    By the way I also tried Breathe Pure nasal air filters but would not recommend them. Make your nose huge(not comfortable) and only filter down to 4 microns the First defense are effective down to 0.1 micron
  10. c2weech

    c2weech LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    I have been especially been paranoid about cutting accounts that have recently been fertilized/herbicide/persticide treated with that crap getting into your lungs can't be good.

    Here is a resource I came across listing particle size of many different things includes the above mentioned

    THought I would share for anyone interested.

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