Matt Chalawsky's answer on Quora on Leaf Blowers affect on Air Quality

Read Matt Chalawsky's answer to How detrimental are leaf blowers to air quality in Los Angeles? on Quora


How detrimental are leaf blowers to air quality in Los Angeles?
Matt Chalawsky
Matt Chalawsky, Chatbot Engineer at Los Angeles
Leaf blowers and other gas powered garden equipment create more pollution in LA than cars (source: NPR).
Epidemiological studies have long recognized the harm from the particles put into air from leaf blowers — including hydrocarbons from gasoline, animal droppings, spores, fungi, pollens, pesticides and herbicides, fertilizers, brake-lining dust and tire residue and heavy metals — cause to people's respiratory systems, according to Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports.

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