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Old 08-21-2011, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Does anyone here clean their house with a dust mask on?

The fumes from the sprays really irritate my nose and throat. I feel its harmful for me to breathe them. It happens every time I clean my bathroom.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Brevard, NC
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A dust mask won't keep out nasty fumes from cleaning products containing ingredients like bleach or ammonia. Read the labels and switch to less toxic products. Better yet, just make your own from household items like vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda. They cost less and are safer to use. Check out the green living forums or google natural cleaning products to get ideas.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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I wish I had used one the other day when I was dusting!

Next day I was sneezing my a$$ off...
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:34 PM
 
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Does anyone here clean their house with a dust mask on?

The fumes from the sprays really irritate my nose and throat. I feel its harmful for me to breathe them. It happens every time I clean my bathroom.
I use my shirt.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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Not in the house....but definately when I'm cleaning the chicken house out!!
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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An N-95 mask will do the trick. When I dump shock (chlorine) into the pool, I make sure I have one on as that stuff is toxic. I don't breath in any of it with my mask on.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I use a mask when I'm vacuuming, or when I'm changing the cats' litter boxes. It helps a little to keep the dust out of my nose and mouth. Pain in the butt to wear, though.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:57 AM
 
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BTW, they are reusable, those N95 masks which you can get at HD and they do not charge much.

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