Monday, January 21, 2013

Feet and Lungs protection

Your feet
Foot protection is essential for many gardening tasks. Rubber boots are great for wet or muddy conditions but reinforced soles are essential if, for example, digging with the spade. Leather boots give great protection against sharp objects, and steel toe-caps give vital protection.

Your lungs
There are various hazards for your lungs in the garden - dust, bacteria in potting mix or sprays. Often a paper mask over your nose and mouth is sufficient, but if dealing with chemicals it's advisable to wear the more expensive and efficient rubber mask. Different cylinders need to be fitted in these depending on the material being used. Your local supplier should be able to give advice about this.

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