From the article:

"People may be surprised to think that a leaf blower actually produces a lot more pollution than a pick-up truck"

"According to some estimates, using a leaf blower is equivalent to 100 cars on the road"

"Lawn machines that use a two-stroke engine, where the oil and gas is mixed, spew a combination of gases including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides...they also emit polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that are known to be carcinogenic as well as fine particles, called PM2.5, that can penetrate deep into the lungs, affecting organ function."

"In the United States, in 2011, approximately 26.7 million tons of pollutants were emitted by gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment - accounting for 24 to 25 percent of all non-road gasoline emissions"

"Moving toward cleaner and quieter electric and battery-powered options is highly recommended, experts say...where possible, manual push mowers can also come in handy"

Aziz, S. (2021, October 27). 'highly polluting': Why lawn care can be hazardous to health, environment - national. Global News. Retrieved May 30, 2022, from