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You can still order glasses with the near vision part at both the top and bottom. They're called Double Ds. Older optometrists remember them, but some of the younger ones may never have ordered them. They're really good for tradesmen, plumbers, carpenters, electricians in particular.

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You can still order glasses with the near vision part at both the top and bottom. They're called Double Ds. Older optometrists remember them, but some of the younger ones may never have ordered them. They're really good for tradesmen, plumbers, carpenters, electricians in particular.
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I'm afraid that so far as I'm concerned no-one tolerates fine dust. Absolutely no-one. Keep breathing fine dust from tropical hardwoods and MDF and eventually you risk pneumoconiosis as well as risking allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (which I have) as well as the symptoms of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) or even some types of cancer (see OSHA for which species are worst). If or when you get it is as much down to the duration and severity of exposure and nobody can be sure how long their own problems may take to develop. Whilst a disposable mask is a stop gap, it isn't a good long-term solution - extracting dust at the point of production into a Class M (Europe) or HEPA (USA) is part of the solution but a good quality face-fitted mask with replaceable filters is, frankly, the best way to go to avoid future problems. What is "face-fitted" you ask? If you have a beard then your mask will allow small amounts of air in from the outside (potentially dust-laden) because the mask cannot seal properly to the face skin. It's maybe worth knowing that in many industries in Europe face-fitted masks or air helmets are now mandatory when working in excessively dusty environments. Fortunately soft face fit masks aren't that expensive (and for anyone in Europe look for the JSP Force 8 which can be used with a light stubble and which "self-tests" for face-fit). BTW, my view is that of a pro woodworker
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@Pastorshobby I want ot thank you for starting this thread. I had no idea there were masks better than the disposable N95 spec that I had used for years.
@Job and Knock , I am always pleased when my "book learning" is matched and expanded by those with real life experience. From 1971 until I started using face masks I had facial hair, at some times down to my waist (but not ZZ Top or Duck Dynasty quality). Now when I get serious I am clean shaven.
@BrianS @Cherryville Chuck @difalkner @MT Stringer @Semipro @ModeratorTeam , Is it possible to make this thread "sticky"? Or something about the importance of dust control?

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@Pastorshobby I want ot thank you for starting this thread. I had no idea there were masks better than the disposable N95 spec that I had used for years.
@Job and Knock , I am always pleased when my "book learning" is matched and expanded by those with real life experience. From 1971 until I started using face masks I had facial hair, at some times down to my waist (but not ZZ Top or Duck Dynasty quality). Now when I get serious I am clean shaven.
@BrianS @Cherryville Chuck @difalkner @MT Stringer @Semipro @ModeratorTeam , Is it possible to make this thread "sticky"? Or something about the importance of dust control?
Oh Wait, there is a sticky thread in the Shop Safety subforum, but the most recent entry is 2014, and really nothing added since 2012 or 2013 http://www.routerforums.com/shop-saf...op-safety.html

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