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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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Having a Green Home is not Complete Without a Green Garage

Many people think of green products, ideas and principles while planning a new home, but they may not consider the impact of the home's garage. A typical two-car garage is a significant structure, taking up almost a minimum of 400 square feet. Most garages utilize electricity, many are heated, and more than a few are attached to the home, raising issues of indoor air quality and environmental health. Whether you are planning to build a new

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How to Green your Garage

Every room in your house can be green. Being aware of our impact on the environment is an important way to go. Ecofriendly light bulbs, upcycling, water reduction and banning chemical opportunities can be found in every room – but what about your garage? How can you start a sustainability revolution in the coldest ‘room’ in your home? Use a garage for what it was intended for … to house the car. By keeping the car in garage for one

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