Do You Need a Respirator? (PSA Radio Script)

(Time: 30)

Do you work in windy weather, around a dusty grain elevator, or in a livestock lot? Does dust bother you? Do you sometimes get colds or have allergy problems after working around dust?

Then you might need to wear a respirator. Special gear is always needed when working around pesticides and toxic products. It's also needed for some dusty conditions, too.

Any time you're around grain dust, molds, pollen, animal dander, dirt, welding fumes or diesel exhaust, you should consider wearing an air-purifying respirator. Long-term exposure to dusty conditions can cause serious health problems.

Find out whether you need to wear a respirator.

This radio public service announcement script was distributed by Iowa State University Extension as part of the Safe Farm Program. Safe Farm promotes health and safety in agriculture. It is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Iowa State University, and a network of groups that serve Iowa farm workers and their families. Distribution date: February 1993

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