Dr. Jamie Banks writes about the danger gas-powered leaf blowers present to workers and the public. A recent study finds long-term exposure to fine particulates may significantly raise the risk of death from COVID-19.
San Jose tacked two noise problems in one meeting—leaf blowers and train noise—showing that tackling noise is an important government function.
Why are people so affected by leaf blower noise? Drs. Bank and Walker explain that low frequency noise may account for the intolerability.
TQC founding member Jeanne Kempthorne writes about a challenge to a NY village's code banning the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers from June 1 through September 30 and the court decision that upheld the ban.
Noise isn't just a city problem. Read about the scourge of the suburbs--leaf blowers--and what some communities are doing to rein them in.