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10 everyday services gone green

By: Sidney Stevens on Dec. 12, 2011, 8:56 a.m.
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Home cleaning

In the rush of modern life, cleaning your home — especially with the Earth in mind — can take more energy than most of us have. Fortunately, many house-cleaning services are using eco-friendly equipment and nontoxic cleaners that don’t pollute air and waterways, disrupt hormones, trigger asthma and allergies, or lead to cancer and other health problems. A Google search should net you some local possibilities. You might also consider a national chain like Maid Brigade, The Cleaning Authority, Molly Maid or EcoMaids. Look over these hiring guidelines to get started.