Adverse Effects of Gas-Powered Lawn Care Machines

Studies on the effects of gas-powered lawn care equipment on the environment, and on hearing.

Why Cities are Taking Action to Limit Loud and Polluting Lawn Care
Audubon Magazine, Spring 2021, National Audubon Society

FACT SHEET: Final Rule to Reduce Toxic Air Emissions. Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Landscaping contributes 5-10% of all toxic air pollution. These emissions have been designated as "probable carcinogens" by the EPA

Cleaner Air: Gas Mower Pollution Facts, People Powered Machines
Landscaping uses 800,000,000 gallons of gasoline 

Too Loud! For Too Long! Loud noises damage hearing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The noise from gas-powered leaf blowers causes hearing loss

Environmental Noise and the Cardiovascular System, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JCC)
Noise is a health issue

 

This page has been produced as a collaboration between the Lexington Noise Committee and Sustainable Lexington