Location: The Purgatory of Grad School, Ithaca, NY Gender: Male
UER's Resident Phytopathologist & Mycologist
Re: Respirators - do you use them? <Reply # 40 on 1/13/2012 2:47 PM >
I study mold for a living so i get a little extra paranoid every once and a while [last edit 1/13/2012 2:47 PM by subtilis - edited 1 times] It's not the smokes makin' me sick, It's standing out in the cold to smoke em'
Re: Respirators - do you use them? <Reply # 41 on 1/31/2012 3:45 AM >
I just ordered mine, since my sites are set on an abandoned asylum that has an incredibly high asbestos risk. I figured I might as well have it for all the other places I'll go in the future. I told myself I could buy myself a present if I scored a promotion I was after, and my respirator was that present. My friend tells me I'm not a normal girl. ~Asher
Re: Respirators - do you use them? <Reply # 44 on 1/31/2012 3:16 PM >
Have one, don't always use it though, especially if there is excellent ventilation. It's better to be safe then sorry though. Beats coming home and being sick, which I've experienced. Everything is sweetened by risk. -- Alexander Smith http://www.flickr....hotos/11765127@N08
Re: Respirators - do you use them? <Reply # 51 on 2/12/2012 3:02 PM >
Better be more worried about where you are putting your feet. Respirators might make you feel safer, but your biggest risk is not what you breathe but what's around you that you might not be aware of. This includes people.
Unhindered vision (looking down is important), and as little as possible in distractions and dead weight is safer. Your security measures were inadequate. How unfortunate for you.