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Lawn Tech Alliance Education

  • 10
  • Oct
Noisy, but that’s not all:

Noisy, but that’s not all:

The health threat posed by leaf blowers "Five years after starting his first job with a landscaping crew in the suburbs of Seattle, Fredi Dubon decided he had enough and called it quits. The work days were long, sometimes 12 hours, but a bigger prob[...]

  • 17
  • Aug
The Dark Side of the Perfectly Manicured American Lawn:

The Dark Side of the Perfectly Manicured American Lawn:

Is It Giving You Cancer? Recently published in Readers Digest, by MCKAY JENKINS from the book CONTAMINATION "In the 1940s, botanist E. J. Kraus of the University of Chicago fed five and a half grams of pure 2,4-D to a cow every day for three mont[...]

  • 17
  • Aug
Leaf Blowers: A Landscaper’s Testimony

Leaf Blowers: A Landscaper’s Testimony

Many landscape company owners are deeply concerned about the impact of gas-powered landscape maintenance activities on health and well-being of their workers and the public. In his letter to town council officials, Steve Antos, owner of Setauket Land[...]

  • 05
  • Jul
Landscaping and Your Health

Landscaping and Your Health

As reported on the Long Island Business Report, Dr. Lucy Weinstein, Prof. of Preventative Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook and co-chair of a NY Chapter of the Environmental Health Committee at the American Academy of Pediatrics and Bonnie Sager, co-found[...]

  • 08
  • Jun
Doctor raises concerns about leaf blowers

Doctor raises concerns about leaf blowers

NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - blowers get the job done quickly, and it sure beats raking, but a doctor in New Haven says they pose some big health risks. Emergency Medicine Physician and Associate Professor at the Yale School of Medicine Dr. Karen Jubany[...]

  • 17
  • Oct
Why an Electric Lawn Mower is the Smarter Choice for Lawn Care

Why an Electric Lawn Mower is the Smarter Choice for Lawn Care

Over the years, the lawn care industry has seen vast changes in the quality of equipment being produced by manufacturers, and one of the current trending questions is whether or not consumers should use electric lawn mowers versus gas-powered mowers[...]