Dirty Little Secret: The Environmental Hazards of Gas-Powered Lawn Mowers

Check out these eight surprising stats about gas-powered lawn mowers.

| July/August 2003

Still using a gas-powered lawn mower? Check out these stats:

38–100 million: Number of pieces of garden equipment used in the United States, including lawn mowers, leaf blowers, weed trimmers, snow blowers. (Outdoor Power Equipment Institute)

80%: Amount we could reduce toxic emissions if catalytic converters were installed on lawn care equipment. (American Chemical Society)

100 miles: Distance you would drive to create the same amount of air pollution as one hour of gas-powered lawn mowing. (Environmental Science and Technology, June 6, 2001)

5%: Amount of nation’s air pollution spewing from garden equipment. (United States EPA)

17: Number of cars it takes to create as much smog as a single leaf blower. (American Lung Association)

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