Where The Heck To Find A Micro-Pore Mask?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Juise, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Juise

    Juise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been looking all over the place for a micro-pore face mask that I saw recommended for cleaning the coop. Our hardware store didn't have any, and nor did our TSC.

    Is this what it is called? Am I looking for the right thing?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You can get a decent respirator at any hardware store in the paint section. A good one is put out by 3M. It has various cartridges you can use depending on what you are trying to avoid inhaling. I think it is about $30-$40, but it is good for life. You just swap out the cartridges as they wear out.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Juise

    Juise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are a bit out of my budget at the moment, but they do sound good in the long run, thank you. [​IMG]

    The respirators I found at the hardware and feed stores I checked were going for keeping out things like dust, but not the fungal spores you need to worry about when cleaning chicken poop - they won't help prevent Histoplasmosis. (If I spelled that correctly.)

    I'm updating to say, in case anyone is interested, that I did find the appropriate masks eventually at Walgreens in their first aid department.
     

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