Air pollution in agriculture
Dust on arable, horticultural, and animal farms almost always contains harmful particles. These are very fine particles such as quartz dust (derived from sand or clay) and endotoxins (remains of bacteria). They can be found in solid dry dust as well as in mist. These particles can cause serious health problems. It often starts with mild symptoms such as respiratory irritation, sneezing, and coughing. However, these issues can worsen over time and lead to long-term consequences such as bronchitis, asthma, or reduced lung capacity.
Intensive livestock farming and crop production inevitably result in air pollution. For example, particles are released into the air during the harvesting of arable crops or during loading, unloading, and spreading of fertilizers. Particles from livestock farming include organic particles from manure, skin, hair, bedding, and animal feed. They contain viruses, bacteria, fungi, and microbial substances such as endotoxins and allergens.
Freedom of movement is very important when carrying out work in agriculture. Where other respiratory protection falls short in this respect, the Arbin Kites offer a significant advantage. Since all components are directly integrated into the breathing mask air hood, they can be put on in no time and the user enjoys optimum freedom of movement.
Unlike commonly used FFP2 or FFP3 masks, wearers of Arbin Kites do not have to overcome filter resistance. Additionally, a slight positive air pressure creates a refreshing airflow inside the mask. All of this contributes to excellent wearing comfort, allowing the user to perform their work for extended periods. Thus, respiratory protection effectively contributes to health and is not perceived as a burden.