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Microwave Ovens. Are they safe? Are they Environmentally Friendly?

Microwave ovens are tested for radiation and are monitored for the presence of harmful levels of radiation, and there are guidelines to limit the amount of microwaves that could leak from an oven over its lifetime. Microwave ovens should be used as directed, and maintained in good order. They are built to not leak, but seals and catches around the door should be in good working condition and the door shouldn't be warped. Older models can be checked for leaks. Home radiation meters are not very reliable so take it to be checked if you are concerned. Some recommend not standing close to a working microwave for long periods, just in case!

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Spring is in the air – Time for a Green Spring Clean?

In days gone by, when people relied on coal and wood fires to heat their homes as well as candles or oil/gas for lighting, people kept their doors and windows firmly shut to keep the cold out and the warmth in.  Ceilings, walls, furnishings and everything else became covered in soot or ash, and by the end of winter possessions would be dusty, dirty and grimy.  They would wait for a dry, warm, sunny, day and would then “spring clean”. 

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Under the Rug – A Chronology of Eco-friendly Carpet Cleaning

Carpet and rug cleaning, in general, has endured numerous growing pains in its decades of evolution. I would like to share some thoughts on how the industry as a whole and Green Ingenuity specifically, has strived to become eco-logically and socially responsible. In this first part of a three-part article I will offer a brief history on the origins rug and carpet cleaning. Ever since people first laid rugs and carpets or hung tapestries in

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