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Wear a Dust Mask on Your Farm During the Harvest Season.



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Keep Safe and Use Dust Masks During the Harvest Season

Did you know wearing a dust mask on farm could help you lead a longer healthier life.

Did you know, you could have elevated risk of mortality from working without a dust mask on the farm? With the potentially dusty harvest season upon us, Mole Valley Farmers is keen to ensure your lungs and health are kept in top condition with our range of masks.
 

Exposure to grain dust, molds, pollen, animal dander, soil dust, welding fumes, and diesel exhaust can lead to serious respiratory problems. Although they are less toxic than some chemicals, dusts are suspended in the air and can easily enter the lungs and cause damage.
 

Dust in the lungs has both immediate and long-term effects. It can cause additional physical stress for the person, resulting in fatigue or shortness of breath. Long-term exposure to dust can be accompanied by congestion, coughing or wheezing, sensitivity to dust, and frequent respiratory infections such as colds, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Over time, exposure to dust can result in serious respiratory illnesses, such as farmer’s lung, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and other irreversible, incurable ailments. 
 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, crop workers and livestock farmers have elevated mortality from respiratory conditions. 
 

To avoid immediate and long-term respiratory problems, farmers are encouraged to wear protective equipment, such as a respirator, whenever they work in dusty conditions.
 

Mole Valley Farmers has a range of Moldex masks to help you and your lungs keep in top condition, so don’t delay in preventing serious health problems later in your life.
 

 

 

 

 

 



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 Mole Valley Farmers' Newsletter 602



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