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. The X-plore 3300 bi-filter half mask is a respiratory protection device featuring an innovative fastening system that offers optimal comfort. The respirator gets a wide field of vision with backward-sloping filters. This bi-filter half mask matches perfectly with all bayonet filters of the Dräger X-plore range.

    • Flexible nose area for optimal sealing, allowing wearing glasses without discomfort
    • Innovative X-fixture system: modern design and wearer comfort
    • Wide range of compatible filters with a secure bayonet connection
    • Wide field of vision with backward tilting filters
    • Excellent value for money with low maintenance and economy
  3. The Aviva 40 half mask respirator combines personal protection and comfort advanced technologies. It is available in several sizes (S, M, L) and is compatible with DIN Rd40 filter cartridges (40 mm universal thread). A soundproof membrane in the mask allows the user to be heard.

    • Half mask for respirator compatible with DIN Rd40 filter cartridges (40 mm universal thread)
    • Double reflex seal absorbing facial movements while maintaining respiratory protection
    • Made with silicone-free elements but with similar comfort
    • Designed for use with head protection and safety glasses
    • Excellent value for money with low maintenance and economy
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Available in standard or ATEX versions, the X-plore 8000 is a powered air purifying device designed for daily use in hazardous conditions, including in explosive areas. It is available with a wide range of face pieces (masks, hoods, helmets with visors, welding shields, etc.), and combines performance, safety, and comfort.

    • High-performance powered air purifying respirator available in standard (X-plore 8500) or ATEX (X-plore 8700) versions
    • Modular and versatile with many facepieces available depending on the application
    • Operating time from 4 to 20 hours depending on system configuration
    • Wide range of filters against many gases, vapors, and particles
    • Two alarm levels with differentiation of the risk level
  9. 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
  10. 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.