Home / Family / Health / Prevention / Save Your Breath

Save Your Breath

CHERYL TEVIS 02/12/2013 @ 11:32am Cheryl has been an editor at Successful Farming since 1979.

Lowell Forristall is no stranger to the uncomfortable, and potentially chronic repercussions of agricultural airway hazards. After an incident or two, the Carson, Iowa, farmer began wearing a respirator.

“I was sick for three days after cleaning a soybean bin,” he says. “I also have some lung scarring from handling corn.”

A growing number of farmers today wear personal protective equipment. However, Carolyn Sheridan, AgriSafe Network clinical director and Spencer (Iowa) Hospital AgriSafe director, still fields a lot of questions about how to care, store, and replace respirators and masks.

The two types of two-strap particulate respirators/masks (Figures 1 and 2) are disposable. Figure 2 has an exhalation valve, designed to help reduce moisture buildup, an issue if you wear glasses.

CancelPost Comment

Rebuild Your Balance Sheet to Remain… By: 11/11/2015 @ 12:32pm Managing razor-thin margins and maintaining positive cash flow are two critical tactical maneuvers…

Strategies to Help Keep Your Farm Afloat By: 11/09/2015 @ 5:05pm When the price of corn was $8.28 and beans were sitting pretty at $17, producers gave lip service…

A Fifth-Generation Farm Thrives By: 11/09/2015 @ 4:28pm In the fall of 1980, three generations of Barlogios set out in a pickup on Highway 46 West to carry…

This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
Successful Marketing Newsletter