Where gloves are concerned, use blue nitrile as there are probably more people allergic to latex than styrene
Don't know about you though, but I can't breathe in any mask worth it salt. I just do it all outside in the almost permanent breeze that blows round my bungalow. I stand in the doorway of the shed and spray
out into the great blue yonder.
Styrene, fortunately doesn't affect me. When Slater's first popularised Plastikard, old man Slater used to demonstrate the making of things like model
house window frames
with Micro strip and Slater's own solvent called Mek-Pak. The smell was glorious and just oozed quality model
making to me. I always made a bee-line to Slater's stand at any suitable exhibition. These days I use Plastic Weld as it does more plastics than just styrene
and it doesn't have that lovely "esterish" smell.