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True Dat^^

But I believe the OP is in Cameroon Africa...not sure what regs they might have there. 


Yep... DEFINITELY no regs. LOLOL. Welcome to the "wild wild west (or east)" of chicken raising.

 

I really want to consider their longterm health though so I was wondering if those flimsy dust masks really cut it.

 

I was thinking of getting this for my workers for them to have their own. (I know it needs cartridges though.)

 

http://www.amazon.com/3M-Comfort-Facepiece-Reusable-Respirator/dp/B00IF7RCU6/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1450712194&sr=8-7&keywords=respirator+3m

 

I could get them when some people come over from the States next month.

 

I also saw these. Disposable but they look more substantial. What do y'all think?

 

http://www.amazon.com/3M-8511-Particulate-Respirator-10-Pack/dp/B0002YKBV2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450712194&sr=8-1&keywords=respirator+3m

Can't see what the inside of the first one looks like.

Key is for it to seal tight around face.

Keep in mind that the particulate filters may clog quickly and will need to be replaced....so keep availability in mind.

 

This is the type I have and it fits my small face perfectly.

http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/safety/breathing/cartridge-respirators/toxic-dust-respirator?infoParam.campaignId=T9F&gclid=CLbpm4DD7ckCFQ6OaQodWRkGdw

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #12 of 12
Imo disposable may be better. Having a tight face seal in the tropics may deter your workers from using then cos of heat and discomfort. Dust is the main issue so a disposable mask will be ok. Protection from gases such as ammonia takes you into respirator territory which is not realistic. Additionally, non- disposable masks are likely to be damaged by both user and heat (how frequently are your windscreen wipers in need of replacement due to perished rubber?😄).

I'm no expert but in the dim and distant past I qualified as an occupational hygienist and I've lived (and still do) in Africa for the past 18 years, so do have a little understanding of the technical side and practical side of your issue.

All the best in whatever you decide - the most important thing is that you are being proactive in trying to protect your staff - something which is sadly lacking in our neck of the woods.

Cheers
Ct
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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