Leaf Blower Dangers

  • Environment
    • Creates greenhouse gas emissions
    • Stirs up debris
    • Adversely affects pollinators
    • Generates solid toxic waste (spark plugs, used oil, used filters, gasoline-soaked rags)
  • Health
    • Causes/worsens asthma and other respiratory illness
    • Noise causes hearing damage in operators, adversely affects those with autism and misophonia, causes sleep disturbances in shift workers and babies
    • Causes neurological damage from airborne toxins