Masks and protection for phytosanitary treatment

Find in this section all our phytosanitary protection equipment. From the simple half-mask (at least) or full mask equipped with A2-P3 filters to PAPR (powered air purifying respirators) and hazmat suits. Every year we deplore numerous intoxications with severe consequences due to using pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, and other products that are dangerous to health. All these products are very closely monitored and subject to several regulations.

Our protection equipment for phytosanitary treatment
  1. The GVS Elipse reusable FFP3 half mask with integrated filters offers maximum protection against tiny particles, viruses, bacteria, and aerosols with 99.95% efficiency P3 class filtration. Among the lightest half masks on the market, it is manufactured with soft and hypoallergenic materials offering unique comfort.

    • Specifically suitable for work generating fine dust such as construction, asbestos removal, medical waste, etc.
    • Interchangeable HESPA P3 class filters with 99.95% minimum efficiency against fine particles, viruses and bacteria, and aerosols
    • Ultra-compact, ergonomic, and the lightest mask on the market
    • Hypoallergenic, odorless, and medical grade
    • Available in 2 sizes (M/L or S/M)
  2. Available with P3 and A2-P3 filters, the GVS Elipse Integra mask with safety glasses offers excellent protection against tiny particles (dust, viruses, bacteria), aerosols, and organic vapors (solvents, hydrocarbons, paints, varnishes, pesticides, etc.). Compact and lightweight, it fits perfectly on the face without interfering with others PPE that the user chooses to wear.

    • Half mask with safety glasses in polycarbonate treated with anti-fog (N) and anti-scratch (K) coating
    • Particularly suitable for paint and varnish applications and phytosanitary treatment
    • Compact, ergonomic, and hypoallergenic mask with FDA approval
    • Integrated interchangeable filters P3, A1-P3, A2-P3 & ABEK1-P3
    • Two sizes are available (M/L or S/M) for better comfort
  3. The X-plore 5500 is a dual-filter full face mask especially designed by Dräger to provide efficient respiratory and ocular protection against gases and particles. The 180° panoramic lens provides a wide field of vision and excellent peripheral vision. The mask body, made of durable EPDM elastomer, ensures outstanding comfort even during long-term wear.

    • Dual-filter full face mask for excellent load balance with a wide field of vision for close work or restricted access
    • Lens available in impact-resistant polycarbonate or scratch-resistant, chemical-resistant Triplex lens
    • Compatible with the wide range of Dräger X-plore bayonet filters
    • Waterproof design secured by a double three-lip seal
    • One size fits all, 5-point harness with flexible and adjustable attachment points
  4. The TR 2002 Class 2 full face respirator offers excellent value for the money and has a front fitting compatible with all RD DIN40 filter cartridges conforming to EN 148-1 (40mm universal fitting). It combines safety and comfort with a wide field of vision polycarbonate lens and its 5-point harness for a good fit.

    • Full face respirator class 2 is particularly suitable for paint, varnish, phytosanitary treatment, and sanitation applications
    • Compatible with RD DIN40 filter cartridges with 40 mm universal thread (EN148-1)
    • Heavy-duty polycarbonate lens with a wide field of view
    • Anatomical chin strap for a better fit on the face
    • 5-point harness attachment
  5. The CleanSpace Pro mask is a revolutionary device in terms of respiratory protection. It consists of a half-mask that clips onto an ultra-lightweight engine block containing the filter and battery. With no cables, hoses or belt attachments, it offers users freedom of movement without the risk of snagging.

    • ALL-IN-ONE powered air purifying mask with integrated filter and battery in the engine block against fine particles, toxic gases and fumes
    • AirSensit™ technology with mask pressure and airflow control based on the wearer's breathing
    • Up to 14 hours of autonomy with a charging time of less than 2 hours
    • Air flow adapted to the wearer's breathing for unparalleled comfort
    • Great freedom of movement (no cables or hoses attached to the belt)
  6. The T-Air is an economical, sleek, and modern powered air purifying respirator. It can be combined with a wide selection of filters and face pieces, and is suitable for long-term works. A triple warning system ensures total safety throughout use (up to 10 hours of continuous use): air flow, clogging (particles), and low battery alarm.

    • Battery-powered air purifying respirator for heavy or long duration work
    • Wide range of facepieces available: full face mask, chemical hood, face shield with helmet or welding hood
    • Made of chemical and impact-resistant ABS
    • Battery life > 10 hours with 3 hours charging time
    • High protection rating IP65
  7. The NS Series disposable Coverall is the first level of protection for category 3. It offers protection against solid particles (type 5) and low-hazard liquid chemicals in the form of a light spray (liquid aerosols, sprays) or projected at low pressure (type 6). Made of microporous polyethylene (PE), it is lightweight and comfortable to wear.

    • Single-use category 3 type 5 & 6 coveralls (liquid splash and dust protection)
    • Particularly suitable for spray paint, insecticide, and pesticide spraying
    • Made of flexible laminated microporous polyethylene (PE) for comfort
    • Available in sizes M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
    • Excellent quality/price ratio
  8. The TS Series microporous coverall is a category 3 type 4, 5, and 6 protective clothing. It is composed of a polypropylene substrate coated with a laminated polyethylene microporous film (PP/PE). It prevents the passage of liquid molecules to the inside. But it allows water vapor to escape to the outside, making the garment very breathable and ideal for long-duration work.

    • Category 3 limited-use suit, type 4, 5 & 6 (garment impervious to low toxic chemical sprays)
    • Suitable for the pharmaceutical industry (blood, body fluids) and spray painting applications, crop protection spray
    • Made of laminated microporous polyethylene for excellent breathability
    • Antistatic (conforms to EN1149-1: 2005)
    • Available in 4 sizes: L, XL, XXL, XXXL

The dangers of phytosanitary products

Phytosanitary treatment (the exact term is phytopharmaceutical) is the action of treating crops to reduce the development of diseases and pests. It includes using pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, and other biological or synthetic products for plant treatment. The utilization of these products is not trivial, and providing phytosanitary protection is a matter of common sense.

Every year, many cases of intoxication appear, sometimes with severe consequences, ranging from temporary skin allergies to respiratory system irritation (asthma, breathing difficulties, etc.). Recurrent exposure to phytosanitary products can create chronic intoxication with possible consequences on health (cancer, child health, disruption of the reproductive system, etc.).

Which phytosanitary protection

Toute utilisation de produits chimiques nécessite donc la prise de précautions et notamment l’utilisation d’EPI (équipement de protection individuelle) : Masque de protection respiratoire, Gants, combinaisons de protection chimiques, etc. C’est d’ailleurs très clairement indiqué sur les fiches de sécurité des produits.

Mask for phytosanitary treatment

Whether you are a farmer or a resident living near a treatment area (e.g. spraying), you should take the necessary precautions to protect yourself. The wearing of respiratory protection equipment is highly recommended to protect oneself from undesirable effects linked to the use of chemical products:

  • Half-masks (at a minimum) only cover the lower part of the face (nose and mouth) and do not protect the eyes against irritating substances.
  • Full face masks cover the entire face (nose, mouth, and eyes) and are particularly suitable in toxic environments with a potential danger for the mucous membranes of the eyes (chlorine or ammonia-based products or nitrogen fertilizers).
  • Powered air purifying respirators are more elaborate filtering devices. Their main advantage is the reduction in respiratory effort due to a motorized fan that supplies the filtered air directly into the facepiece (full face mask or hood) via a ringed hose. Therefore, this equipment is better for strenuous, tiring, and long-duration work.

For efficient respiratory protection, and following the phytosanitary products used, we might prefer using an A2-P3 filtering cartridge to filter dust, particles, aerosols, and organic compounds (alcohols, aromatic gasoline, benzene, butyl glycol, phenols, turpentine, trichloroethylene, etc.).

Hazmat suits for phytosanitary treatment

In addition to respiratory protection (essential) and to protect oneself against allergies or skin irritations when spraying phytosanitary products such as pesticides, fungicides, or chemical fertilizers, a hazmat suit is highly recommended.

Whether disposable or reusable, a category 3 type 4 or 5 clothing that is impervious to aerosols and splashes of chemical or biological products is preferred, ideally made of polypropylene covered with a microporous film for its breathability and long-duration work.