Protection from Bird Fanciers Lung Doctor recommended.
I'll list some asthma and allergy information here for starters, since I've already detailed BBL in my e-book.
All bird fanciers and breeders have a risk of 7% to 20% of falling ill with BBL. Protect yourself.
This site has it all on allergy protection! For SERIOUS bird dust and protein reduction they have it all from matress covers to some awesome filters and masks.
This site has more stylish and less scary looking masks made of silk, cotton, and sometimes with lace! The owner of the site has a great story, and I think her masks could help a few people on this site with house pigeons. I'll be buying one and trying it out.
This site has the mask you need to win at Mortal Kombat. And pass your doctor's next lung test.
Every pigeon racer and bird breeder should read the information provided on these sites and purchase a mask of their choice. I chose the Respro Techno Gold. I wear mine during dust storms and when I'm cleaning the aviary. I should wear it whenever I'm out there feeding or playing, but I don't. I wear it while transporting birds, though.
Home site for the product:
Product Info on the mask I own: ($50.00 for the mask)
The Techno Gold mask combines the Sportsta mask's
Hepa-Type filtration for sub-micron pollutants with the City
mask's Dynamic ACC (Activated Charcoal Cloth) filter. This
combination provides increased filtration ability covering a
broader spectrum of pollutants than either filter on its own.
Working in combination with the Techno Gold filter, are two
new Techno valves specifically designed to improve airflow
performance on exhalation. With these new features, the
Techno Gold mask is at the top of the range in performance
and conforms to European Standard EN149FFP1(S).
Hydrocarbons including Benzene & Pyrene, Nitrogen Oxides,
Sulphur Dioxide, Lead Oxide, and Black Smoke. Sub-Micron
Particulates including Pollen Dust, Rape Seed Dust, Irritant
Dusts and Clay Dust.
* Rapid airflow valve system
* Velcro fastening
* Made from neoprene
* Two sizes
* Premium grade filtration
* Low breathing resistance
* Fits without fuss and fully adjustable
* Durable and washable
* Ensures effective seal
* Filters out exhaust emissions and
For urban use:
In order to have good breathability in a mask especially when
undergoing exercise or other activities involving physical exertion,
it is essential that the mask breathes freely and does not create
either a pressure drop or back pressure within the mask. Heat,
carbon dioxide and water vapour, three components of exhaled
breath, need to be exhausted from the mask in readiness for the
next breath of inhaled air. If this process of evacuation fails or is
impeded, then the mask may become uncomfortable with poor
airflow and may result in the wearer not using the mask.
We therefore believe that exhalation valves are an essential
component which allows the mask to perform well under the
conditions described above.
The valves in Respro masks are designed to reduce or eradicate
any of the above effects and are available in accessory packs,
allowing the user to tailor a product specifically to their own
About Emergency Filtration Products
Emergency Filtration Products (http://www.emergencyfiltration.com/) is an air filtration products
manufacturer whose patented 2H Technology(TM) filter system has produced filtration efficiencies of
"greater than 99.99%" at a particulate size of 0.027 microns. Its initial products were developed for the
medical market: the Vapor Isolation Valve(TM) and RespAide® CPR Isolation Mask used for resuscitation
of respiratory/cardiac arrest cases; and the 2H Breathing Circuit Filter for ventilators, respirators and
anesthesia circuitry. Each has received FDA approval. The company also markets an Automated External
Defibrillator Prep Kit featuring RespAide; and the NanoMask®, a nanotechnology-enhanced
environmental mask. In addition to filtration products, the company supplies Superstat®, a modified
hemostatic collagen, to the U.S. military for surgery and extreme wound care.
Last edited by philodice; 13th July 2008 at 10:53 AM.