Southwest Pennsylvania Air Quality Partnership

Environment
3:49 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Rebates Available with Switch from Gas to Electric or Battery-Powered Lawn Equipment

Homeowners are beginning to pull mowers and trimmers out of garages and sheds to work on their lawns, and although the gasoline-fueled tools might make the yard look presentable, they could be bad news for human health and the environment.

Lawn mowers, trimmers, chainsaws and leaf blowers, which are powered by gasoline, can create volatile organic compounds according to a public/private air quality group.

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