[Summit] leafblowers are a problem

John Buron johnburon at gmail.com
Sat Oct 7 09:01:34 CDT 2017


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On Oct 7, 2017 6:14 AM, "Emlyn Addison" <noisyblocks at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hear, hear. It goes without saying that gas lawnmowers are the culprits
> too. We plan to retire ours and invest in an electric one.
>
> Emlyn
>
>
> On Oct 6, 2017 9:59 PM, "Martha Fraenkel" <mfraenkel at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> When the landscaper comes around...........
>>
>>
>> A 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report
>> <https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/pdf/2017-02-vitalsigns.pdf> lists leaf
>> blowers as a common noise that can contribute to permanent hearing loss.
>>
>> Most landscapers use leaf blowers with two-stroke engines, which are
>> light enough to carry but produce significant exhaust and noise. The gas
>> and oil mix together, and about a third of it does not combust. As a
>> result, pollutants that have been linked to cancers, heart disease, asthma
>> and other serious ailments escape into the air.
>>
>> In 2011, Edmunds
>> <https://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/features/emissions-test-car-vs-truck-vs-leaf-blower.html>,
>> the car reviewer, compared a two-stroke-engine leaf blower with a Ford
>> F-150 Raptor pickup truck, finding that a half-hour of yardwork produced
>> the same amount of hydrocarbon emissions as a 3,887-mile drive in the truck.
>>
>> Can you ask your landscaper to use an electric leafblower?  how about a
>> nice quiet rake/broom?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
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