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Saturday, May 6, 2023

Noisy, Dust Blowing Gas Leaf Blowers

Aloha Everyone,

They are noisy and they blow so many particles in the air. They seem to have no regulations regarding how early they may begin their use.  Usually, in the residential neighborhood located adjacent to Extended Stay America (ESA) in Torrance, Saturday is when gardeners have weekly lawn job. J.J. and I have been awakened from our slumber when, power lawn mowers and leaf blowers interrupt the silence.

Regulators and clean-air advocates are monitoring the pollution caused by these familiar machines which seemed not only are being used by professionals but by homeowners.

The Noise Pollution and Abatement Act of 1970 was established within the EPA. This act is authorized to conduct a full and complete investigation of noise and its effect on public health and welfare.

According to environmentalists quoted in a Denver newspaper, using a commercial gas leaf blower for an hour produces emissions equal to driving from Denver to Los Angeles.

Not all is in vain. There are cities and states with phase in prohibition of banning sale of small gas engines. However, with exceptions and loopholes, this regulation will not be effective unless individuals take responsibility.

My post cataract operation eyes are sensitive to dusts and my acute sense of hearing are honestly a small price to pay for being able to get my daily walks.

Aloha -- Cathi