Leaf Blowers Daily Environmental Destruction
. . . the South Coast Air Quality Management District believes all residents have a right to live and work in an environment of clean air and is committed to undertaking all necessary steps to protect public health from air pollution . . .
 South Coast Air Quality Management District, Los Angeles
. . . approximately 65,000 premature deaths from cardiopulmonary causes may be attributable to particulate air pollution each year . . .
 Natural Resources Defense Council
Unburned Fuel Spew Numbers

Every day of the year, those gasoline-powered leaf blowers spew over one-and-a-half million gallons of raw unburned two-stroke fuel into your California air at two hundred miles per hour. That's over five-hundred-and-forty million gallons of raw two-stroke fuel per year.

Cumulative Fuel Spew Numbers

Since the beginning of the gasoline-powered leaf blower noise-making era in California, those gasoline-powered leaf blowers have spewed eight billion gallons of raw unburned two-stroke fuel into your environment at two hundred miles per hour.

Carbon Dioxide Numbers

Every day of the year, gasoline-powered leaf blowers spew over forty-eight thousand tons of Carbon Dioxide into California air at two hundred miles per hour, contributing to global warming. That's over eighteen million tons of Carbon Dioxide per year.

Boosted Dust Numbers

Every dry day of the year, leaf blowers (gasoline and electric) boost over ninety thousand tons of dust into your California air at two hundred miles per hour, creating potential health hazards. That's over eighteen million tons of dust per year.

Asthma Numbers

Every day of the dry season, that boosted dust potentially contributes to the huge increase in asthma, allergies, and respiratory ailments over the past thirty years or so.

Water Pollution Numbers

Every day of the year, more than three million leaf blowers contribute to pollution of California water resources by blowing dirt and debris into streets and drains.

Soil Erosion

Every day of the year, leaf blowers contribute to soil erosion, removal of topsoil, and plant damage.

Your Personal Property Damage

Every day of the year, those leaf blowers are used in abusive and irresponsible ways that contribute to personal property damage.

Noise Bazookas

Every day of the year, gasoline-powered leaf blowers generate noise pollution at noise levels that exceed World Health Organisation recommended levels by factors of up to ten thousand. While commercial jet turbine aircraft operating from California airports must meet noise levels of no more than sixty-five deciBels, gasoline-powered leaf blowers routinely make up to one thousand times those permitted noise levels on the street outside your front door.

Working At Home

Every day of the year, disruption of work performed by knowledge-value workers because of extreme noise levels of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in California suburban areas contributes annual losses to the California economy of more than twenty-four billion dollars.

A Week In The Life

Read about a week in the life of a San Francisco Peninsula couple, who are forced to leave their home (for which they are paying good money) a minimum of three days per week, and often, five days per week, all because of the invasive noise of gasoline-powered leaf blowers.

Corrupting Your Children

And if all the above were not enough, now the noise-making industry are going after your children, marketing leaf blowers as cute and playful toys.

Contact Office of the Governor

Now you have read just a short list of the environmental destruction wreaked on California by the daily invasion of three million polluting noise bazookas, you can help in this campaign to eliminate this source of environmental pollution:

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  • Contact the Governor's Office to add your voice to support elimination of polluting noise bazookas.
  • Tell your friends and ask them to add their support

Visit the page linked via the button on the left to get in touch with the office of Governor Jerry Brown, and voice your support for eliminating three million polluting noise bazookas from California.
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The Obvious Conclusion . . .

The clear answer to this out-of-control source of pollution and noise is to
exercise your choice and eliminate leaf blowers from California.

 

This Web Page Updated 2013 January 19