Respiratory masks.... do you seriously need to use them every single time you step into the loft or just when cleaning. I know for one for sale for near on £200 is that about the money or does anybody know if can get them cheaper.
Personally I don't wear anything and don't have a problem but my dad did and I know my brother does a bit. Dad used to come out with almost flu like symptoms if he spent to long in the loft. Unless you have got a problem I don't think you need a respiratory mask, but if you want to wear something just a dust mask should do. Others may have other ideas
Tar mate im leaning towards definitely using mask for cleaning but not bother if just in loft for short time
As Andy said I do have slight problems around the birds and know I do have the allergy. I will get the same symptoms as our Dad did if I spend too long in the loft. I just use dust/particle masks if I am going to be in the loft for while and find they make a difference.