|Respiratory Protection in Agriculture|
Lindie Huffman, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources
It is important for farmers to use respiratory protection to safeguard their lungs against dusts in the coming weeks and months as they harvest crops, clean out grain bins, open silos, and strip tobacco among other seasonal farming activities.
A disposable toxic dust respirator will filter out fine dust particles that can deeply penetrate the lungs. It is needed for protection from potentially harmful dusts in confinement hog or poultry housing, grain dust and mold from grain, hay or silage. Agricultural workers should use a toxic dust respirator anytime they will be exposed to dusty operations or activities.
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