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SURVEY99 REPORT

ZAP EDUCATION COMMITTEE

 

September 28, 1999

Presented to Air Resources Board January 27, 2000

 

 

AUTHORS

Diane Wolfberg, Chair

George Wolfberg

ZAP Education Committee

P.O. Box 3441

Santa Monica, CA 90408-3441

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Executive Summary

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Purpose of the Survey99 study.

 

Methods

 

1. Survey Design

Intention, Administration, Affiliation of Survey99 Author, Design Consultant and Administration of Survey99

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2. Limitations

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3. Selection of Participants

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4. Total number of completed surveys.

7

 

Findings

 

1. Participant Backgrounds

Includes zip codes, age, income, gender, own or rent/lease residence, health and knowledge of health issues.

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2. Residential Landscape Maintenance practices.

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3. Leaf Blower Use Patterns

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4. Lack of Protective Gear Use

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5. Other Findings
Includes Health Issues, Quality of Life Issues, Legislation, and Economics

 

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6. Conclusions and Recommendations

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APPENDIX

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I. A Zap Study Proposal

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II. Alternatives to Blower Use

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III. Specialty Catalogue Helpful Items

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IV. List of Widely Accepted Local Government Regulations

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V. List of Zip Codes represented in Survey99

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