Leaf blowers and other gas-powered lawn equipment have become all too prevalent in the everyday care of our lawns and public spaces. With increased dependence on blowers for not only cleaning up leaves, but any unwanted debris lying on the ground year-round, the situation is out of control. A 2015 study using national emission inventory estimates indicates there are almost 11 million gasoline leaf blowers in the US. As the American Public Health Association states, we are in the midst of a public health crisis. Find out how you can be part of the solution to end excessive noise pollution and environmental impacts from leaf blowers, and to regain our quiet communities one at a time. Hundreds of municipalities already have.
NY Department of Environmental Conservation - Chemical and Pollution Control
Oregon Public Broadcasting, Dec 2019
Arizona Daily Star, Feb 2020