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NOTE: Reference codes in a few places are out of numerical order. After setting up this table, some references were grouped closer to other similar references. The Reference Code column on the left side of this table first refers to the bookmark code for this resource, ie. LB1 is the first listing under the Leaf Blower Sites section. Below these bookmarks may be a code we originally used to remember where these listings were cited throughout this web site. It is not up to date, but might serve a purpose for some site visitors. The code letters represent Overview, Health, Action, Debate. For instance, O.3.4, is Overview section 3, at or about page 4. We can't guarantee it will print out that way from the Internet.

  • Provide Safe, Clean Air to All Californians

  • Protect the Public from Exposure to Toxic Air Contaminants

  • Provide Leadership in Implementing and Enforcing Air Pollution Control Rules and Regulations

  • Provide Innovative Approaches for Complying with Air Pollution Rules and Regulations

  • Base Decisions on Best Possible Scientific and Economic Information

  • Provide Quality Customer Service to All ARB Clients “ (ARB website).




Analysis of Toxic Air Pollution: Risk of Top Carcinogens in Major Metropolitan Areas
An analysis presenting, in map form, information on concentrations of carcinogenic air pollution in ten large U.S. urban areas and nine corresponding states, and calculating the total overall risk these combined toxics present. The analysis is based on data reported to the U.S. EPA.

 =  ”Breath-Taking” Report OK
Excerpts from a groundbreaking NRDC report on premature mortality due to particulate air pollution in 239 American cities

Other reports referred to on the main site:

“The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a leading content provider for public interest groups and concerned citizens who are campaigning to protect the environment. Through our reports, articles, technical assistance and the development of computer databases and Internet resources,”  Reports draw on “. . .original EWG analyses of government and other data.

EWG “. . . provides information and policy analysis to the general public, environmental organizations and other public interest groups, journalists and policy makers. Many EWG reports are developed as a series of state-level studies and are released in collaboration with public interest organizations in dozens of cities and states.”

Questions, please call us at 1-800-311-3435, or send us your inquiry by clicking here: http://www.cdc.gov/




  • Raise awareness about noise pollution
  • Create, collect, and distribute information and resources regarding noise pollution
  • Strengthen laws and governmental efforts to control noise pollution
  • Establish networks among environmental, professional, medical, governmental, and activist groups working on noise pollution issues
  • Assist activists working against noise pollution”
  • to promote awareness of the ever-increasing problem of noise pollution and the dangers of noise to our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, as well as to the well-being of other creatures on the planet

  • to work for reduction of noise through better regulation and enforcement and by encouraging responsible behaviour

  • to foster recognition of the Right to Quiet as a basic human right. “

  • “Outright ban on leaf-blowers, or at least a drastic reduction in permitted dates and hours of use

  • More stringent manufacturing standards for all noise-producing equipment

  • Reductions in the permitted hours of "power gardening" (lawn-mowers, trimmers, etc.) “

“. . . .in 1998 celebrates 17 years as a Federally recognized Center. We are the only remaining Noise Technical Assistance Center originally contracted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Noise Abatement and Control. . . .Aside from training, in the past year alone we have assisted hundreds of individuals, townships, police departments, corporations, health departments, [and]. . . helped . . . to write and adopt noise ordinances:” 


“UCS was founded in 1969 by faculty members and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who were concerned about the misuse of science and technology in society. Their statement called for the redirection of scientific research to pressing environmental and social problems.  The Union of Concerned Scientists is a nonprofit partnership of scientists and citizens combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development and effective citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions.”

“We seek to ensure that all people have clean air, energy and transportation, as well as food that is produced in a safe and sustainable manner. We strive for a future that is free from the threats of global warming and nuclear war, and a planet that supports a rich diversity of life. Sound science guides our efforts to secure changes in government policy, corporate practices and consumer choices that will protect and improve the health of our environment globally, nationally and in communities throughout the United States. In short, UCS seeks a great change in humanity's stewardship of the earth.”

  • “That human life draws vital sustenance and coherence from the ecological and social systems in which it participates;
  • That the acquisition and application of scientific knowledge imposes the responsibility to protect life, not to endanger or destroy it..”

“ISDE was established as a tool for educating and updating physicians and the general public, and stimulating awareness and initiatives by public and private bodies, in particular governmental agencies.”

“The Mission of IGC is to advance the work of progressive organizations and individuals for peace, justice, economic opportunity, human rights, democracy and environmental sustainability through strategic use of online technologies.”

“. . .has expanded its capabilities to bring Internet tools and online services to organizations and activists working on peace, economic and social justice, human rights, environmental protection, labor issues and conflict resolution.”

www.wermaps.com or the US Census at www.census.gov .


Locate City parks and recreation department members, or the CPRS board of directors to initiate.

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