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Top 10 Green Spring-Cleaning Tips
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It's upon us: the rite of spring cleaning. Time to break out the cleaning supplies and get ready for a headache. Headache? Maybe so.

What you may not realize is that you could be stocking hazardous materials in your home -- up to 10 gallons' worth. Toxic chemicals linked with a variety of health problems are found in many common household cleaning supplies and materials, from glass cleaner to paint.

Replace ordinary light bulbs with energy saving bulbs that use a quarter of the electricity to produce the same amount of light. Get more tips at FutureFriendly.com

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While few of us enjoy cleaning, there's no reason to risk our health in the name of cleanliness. Making simple, green changes to your spring-cleaning habits can make big differences to your health, the health of the planet and your wallet.

The first tip on our list: a small expenditure with a potentially big price.

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