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Q.Is It Safe For Me To Chip My Laurel?

Zone Hereford | Sarah gray added on August 6, 2020 | Answered

I’m currently chipping a laurel hedge into a large skip. I can smell the almond smell it gives off. I’m just wondering is this safe for me to do and be breathing in?

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Answered on August 6, 2020

I would wear a respirator that filters out chemical pollutants. Usually, this is N95 paired with Carbon, or an actual chemical respirator. Otherwise, you may be breathing in unsafe levels of Hydrogen Cyanide.

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