“I never leave home without a scarf to wrap around my face. To give me a hands free quick exit.”
“This is me cleaning a mouldy wall in my apartment after a flood in February. I was wearing all 3 – nasal filters, a disposable R95 (mostly to keep gas mask plastic off skin), plus the P100! Thankfully, I didn’t have to stay and was able to move into a mold-free unit, as one became available.”
To learn more about masks see
When We HAVE to Wear A Mask to Breathe and Function
Please take action in whatever way you can to ensure we ALL have the right to a healthy environment, and so industries are stopped from polluting us for profit.
Be fragrance-free. It’s good for you, it’s good for me.
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I used a scarf a lot in the early days. I still sometimes do when I go outside here.
Some people sew a piece of carbon cloth into their scarf to make it a bit more effective at filtering things. Or use 2-3 scarves together.
You can also sew in a metal clip (from another mask, or use the bendy thing from a bag of coffee or cookies) to the top to get a better fit around the top of your nose.
Some people even wear a scarf over their respirator.
The year 1/2 saga of requesting my city severcies be fragfree is ongoing and in grievance. The ADA coordinator has never handled a grievance, and told me she had to talk to the city lawyer. The coordinator has emailed me that she is going back to talk to police and fire, which gives me hope.
If your city does not have fragfree policy now is the time to ask them for reasonable accommodation for this disability that is covered by the ADA. Harmful chemicals in personal products has never been in the news this much before. A simple letter takes only few minutes, nothing fancy needed, but it must be in writing. Ask if your city has a coordinator and send it to them, keep a copy of it. Send a copy of the CDCs indoor air quality policy which includes fragfree.
Demand your right as a disabled person. Fragrance=stairs
We can do this!
Thanks for persevering Nancy!
I’ve been wanting to do this because I would like to use our Senior Center and take a yoga class there. What other services do you access via your City?
I should have checked the box to get an email when there’s a reply to my comment.
I started with 911 responders, police and fire because they could not come in my home to help me when i was very ill. Then i asked for all city employees and buildings be covered by the CDC indoor air policy.