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Monday, 7 February 2011

The risks of mowing your lawn

With the start of the growing season (spring) for grass now just around the corner we thought it would only be right to highlight the health risks associated to mowing your traditional lawn.

A Swedish-based scientist has found that just one-hour's mowing with a petrol driven mower could produce the same amount of carcinogens as an average car does in a 150km drive.

Dr Peter Westerholm, of Stockholm University, is calling for petrol-driven mowers to be fitted with pollution-reducing catalytic converters, which are fitted in cars.

The Royal Society for the prevention of accidents indicates that there are about 300,000 people hurt in their gardens each year that are serious enough to go to hospital. At the top of their list for the most dangerous garden tools is the lawn mower (6,700 in the UK each year) and at number 9 are hoses and sprinklers (1,900).

By installing artificial grass in your garden you could eliminate the health risks associated with mowing and watering the grass, so why not contact Easylife Lawns and reduce the chance of becoming a garden accident statistic!

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