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Letter: Leaf blowers exacerbate asthma

Why are landscapers allowed to blow dirt all over our streets and property?

An increasing number of children suffer from asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and related breathing problems. Yet, people with leaf blowers send dust and dirt particles, rotted foliage and other pollutants into the air.

As a society, we have tried to eliminate secondhand smoke. Why can't we have the same campaign against fouling the air with leaf blowers? All gardeners should be required to vacuum the debris from the laws and streets, then collect it in nonporous bags and cart it away.

Peggy Mulho, Oceanside

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