Leaf Blowers

People often complain about the noise from gas-powered leaf blowers. This 2017 article spells out the other health risks for those who operate them. Not only are the emissions toxic, but up-to-270-mph concentrated flows disturb topsoil and send animal fecal matter and settled particulates into the air.

If you use a leaf blower, consider a battery-powered model and try to limit your use to hardscapes. And wear eye and ear protection and an N-95 (when available) mask, or, at least, a KN-95 mask.

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