According to a paper published by Washington University, a gas-powered leaf blower emits nearly 300 times the amount of air pollutants of a pickup truck. It also found that just one hour of using a gas-powered lawn mower is equal to driving a car over 100 miles. The solution? Look for high-powered electric alternatives that don't rely on gas for power. Also, skip the leaf blower altogether; when leaves fall, just mow right over them to break them down so they degrade quickly into nutrient-rich mulch for your lawn.
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