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Greenin' the suburbs

Q: What happens when hippies grow up, become successful and move to the burbs?

A:
Gas-powered leaf-blower bans. {mosimage}

Yep. Gas-powered leaf-blowers are bad for the environment and bad for the peaceful volume level required by subdivisions, etc., etc. A few forward-thinking and suburb-thinking cities have considered gas-powered leaf-blower bans.
 
Palo Alto, Calif., known for Stanford University among other things, enacted such a ban on June 13, 2005. Here's a sometimes snarkily-written FAQ on that city's ban .

And here's a site called Zero Air Pollution, Los Angeles. Guess what they want. Here's my favorite quote:

"There is no containing fugitive dust and Particulate Matter, once it is disbursed through the air in such a violent manner by any of the blowers."

They're so down with ending leaf-blowing that they get into stuff termed "fugitive dust," which sounds like what you'd call Harrison Ford's dandruff, but it might actually be even more dangerous than that. Here's one expert's description:
 
"Fugitive dust is cialis prices a relatively new term for an old problem. Simply put, fugitive dust is a type of www.guenstige-versicherungen-online.de nonpoint source air pollution - small airborne particles that do not originate from a specific point such as a gravel quarry or grain mill. Fugitive dust originates in small quantities over large areas. Significant sources include unpaved roads, agricultural cropland and construction sites. Most rural Missouri citizens, particularly those living near unpaved roads, are familiar with the drug generic propecia nuisance of fugitive dust (Figure 1). Recent research indicates that there are significant health considerations involved as well."
 
And here's the whole document, for more than you ever wanted to learn about fugitive dust .  
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not just dust, microorganisms too
written by Guest, May 03, 2006
One of the biggest prolems with these blowers is, that they practically sterilize the environment and blow away all the microrganisms that make dirt alive and fertile.
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see? there you go.
written by Guest, May 03, 2006
blowing microorgranisms around, too. how would YOU like it?
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ridiculous, meddlesome nit pickers.
written by Dan Apted, October 01, 2010
I don't own a leaf blower and don't care about those that do. Get a life, a little dust is not going to order levitra from canada hurt you unless you are already feeble. Life continues. Take all the leaf blowers dust contribution and purchase viagra in canada put it up against one windstorm in barren ground country. It would take 10 billion leaf blowers working round the clock to get anywhere close. This is just another case of neighbors being meddlesome in other peoples lives. Get over it.

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