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70. Switch to organic lawn care. Lawn chemicals may green up the grass fast, but they ultimately weaken its defenses against drought and disease. Runoff is a major source of pollution in rivers and lakes—which helps explain how nitrates and weed killers can end up in your drinking water.

71. Upgrade your workshop's dust collection system. A HEPA-filter shop vac that screws right onto the ports of power saws and sanders greatly reduces airborne dust.

72. Swap gas-powered lawn gear for quieter, fume-free electric and manual options. Fiskar's new Momentum reel mower ($200; lowes.com) has scissors-like blades that churn out mulch-size clippings.

The bottom line: You can have a well-kept home and take care of your health too.
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