Air pollution in poultry farming
In poultry farms, the level of fine dust is usually very high. This dust has adverse effects on the poultry farmer’s health. That’s why it’s crucial to use an appropriate dust mask to shield against poultry dust, endotoxins, and biological agents. A common illness among poultry and pigeon farmers is pigeon fancier’s lung – an allergic reaction that affects the lungs, leading to shortness of breath, dry coughing, and decreased lung capacity.
Manure and feathers are the main sources of particulate matter in poultry. The harmful proteins responsible for pigeon fancier’s lung also originate from the feathers and dried feces of the birds. This applies not only to pigeons but also to poultry and other birds. The medical term for this condition is extrinsic allergic alveolitis.
Measurements conducted in poultry houses have consistently shown that dust concentrations in aviaries are much higher compared to cage systems. While frequent removal of litter can help reduce coarse dust, it appears inadequate in dealing with finer dust particles. Therefore, to prevent health damage, respiratory protection is the best solution.
To provide optimal protection against pigeon dust, poultry farmers have to choose suitable respiratory protection. A high-protection dust mask is the best choice in this case. The Arbin Kite air hoods offer this highest degree of protection, many times higher than the commonly used FFP2/FFP3 dust masks.
The Kite air hoods are powered respirators with a motor unit and a filter. As a result, the wearer does not have to overcome resistance from a filter. Moreover, an excess of fresh air creates a slight positive pressure resulting in higher protection and a cooling airflow within the mask. All this contributes to excellent comfort, enabling the user to carry out their tasks for extended periods. As a result, the Kite effectively promotes the poultry farmer’s health, making respiratory protection a seamless and vital aspect of their work.