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To landscaping companies and people with big lawns (and bad backs), the leaf blower is a gift from God. But others call them unnecessary abominations that are horrible for the environment. The loudest models emit noise levels as high as 112 decibels (55 decibels is the threshold considered harmful). Plus, they pollute like crazy. But landscapers say leaf blowers are an essential tool, and people have the right to maintain their property as they see fit. What do you think? 🍃 😡

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 Why should a few people be allowed to inflict noise and air pollution on thousands of other people just for the look of their lawn? 

Fun fact: running a leaf blower for 30 minutes creates more emissions than driving a F-150 pickup truck 3,800 miles.
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Leaf blowers can blast air at up to 185 mph, which is greater than a Category 5 hurricane.
Those little machines whip up a lot of hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground, sending them hither and yon, not to mention into your lungs. If you don’t mind sucking in hydrocarbons from gasoline, animal droppings, spores, fungi, pollens, pesticides and herbicides, fertilizers, brake-lining dust and tire residue and heavy metals—all of which can lead to respiratory illnesses like lung disease and/or heart attacks—then you’ll be fine.
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Other people are in favor of them, and say they can be used without abuse—like an electric model, for example, which creates less noise and pollution.

Those in favor of leaf blowers tend to focus on the convenience and stick with practical advice: gas or electric, alternate uses such as snow clearing and dryer duct cleaning, or ergonomics.
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And they have other uses!

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Others say between the chemical pollution, hearing damage, and noisy irritation, leaf blowers should be flat-out banned. We have other tools that can do these jobs without damaging people's health, the environment, and quality of life.

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A lot of communities are either regulating leaf blowers or banning them outright.

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Should leaf blowers be banned?
#DeathToLeafBlowers
A festive crown for the winner
#LoveMyLeafBlower