caramel-poptart  asked:

Wait, what is a vog mask? Please please tell me it’s a mask that filters out fragrances, and then inform this asthmatic, synthetic fragrance-allergic-child where to purchase one. Also, any suggestions on what do do about defoliants? I have the misfortune of living next to a cotton field, and thus spend a good couple months each year horribly ill.

Fam I am about to change your life:

They also have some on amazon I think, but I always buy from their site because I like to make sure my money is going into their charitable works too.

From their website:

VOGMASK is used for protection from airborne particles such as PM 0.3, PM 2.5, PM 10, dust, allergens, post combustion particles, germs, shavings, biologics, odors, scents, mold, mold spores, particles in wildfire smoke, volcanic particulate pollution, and other airborne contaminants. The benefits of particulate respirators are confirmed by leading health providers worldwide.  Highly efficient filtering masks help protect the mask wearer from particles as small as .254 microns.  

I can’t get through allergy season (so, the whole year round apart from the dead of winter for me) without mine, and it also helps to filter our scents and other stuff. I’ll even wear mine if I have to walk down the laundry aisle at the grocery store cause the scent of all that stuff in one place makes me wheeze and feel like my throat is closing.

You can also choose if you want one or two filers. They are sadly, not replaceable, but they do last a good few years. I’ve had mine for coming on four years no and it’s only just not starting to need replaced. I can tell because the ragweed hit my lungs like a tongue of bricks this year. But I do know it’s still working cause on the days when I don’t wear it it’s substantially worse.

Anyway, hope this is helpful!