BIG POLLUTION PROBLEM
In addition to their noisy intrusion "leaf blowers" are a major cause of air pollution. "Leaf blowers emit as much pollution in one hour as driving a 2016 Toyota Camry 1,100 miles."
170 U.S. cities in 31 states and some Canadian cities have restrictions on the use of leaf blowers.
I recall the "good ole days" when a rake was used to perform the task of maneuvering leaves from one place to another. Besides no air and noise pollution the rake provided excellent upper body exercise.
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EarthTalk, from the editors of E-The Environmental Magazine