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Spring has arrived and it can be dangerous to your health. Look inside for details.

I love spring, except for the mold and allergies the season fuels up.  I haven’t felt right since raking over the weekend.  I am happy about the return of the warm-up season but it does come with its good and bad.  See some fun facts below.

– A new survey by Groupon reveals that 60% of people are planning to give themselves an Extreme Makeover with Spring here.

– people are three times more likely to start a new diet or fitness routine in the Spring (Groupon)

– sales of salads often rise by 50% in the Spring (supermarket Asda)

– 70% of women and 48% of men diet in the spring so they can get in shape for the summer (Pizza Express)

– 68% of people feel that Spring Cleaning is overwhelming and a time-consuming chore (Merry Maids)

– 11% of people would rather spend three years cleaning the bathrooms at Chipotle than pay taxes (Wallethub)

– 70% of men use flattery to get out of cleaning (Spontex)

– A survey by Homejoy reveals that 42% of women get stressed by a dirty or messy home. 18% of women say that cleaning makes them feel like they are making everything right

– only 35% of women believe their partner does a thorough job when cleaning (Karcher Window Vac)

— 66% of happy couples share household chores such as cooking, cleaning and laundry (Zoosk)

A survey by OfferUp reveals that 54% of people feel relaxed after their annual Spring Cleaning. Other findings:

– 62% of people have a closet filled with stuff they don’t use

– 37% of people spend an entire day doing their annual Spring Cleaning

A study by Norway’s University of Bergen reveals that cleaning your house can be as bad as smoking. Researchers found that women, who regularly used cleaning sprays for 20 years or more had the same lung function as women, who had been smoking 20 cigarettes a day over the same period. Cleaning supplies increase the risk of asthma by 43%

Professor Oistein Svanes is quoted in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine as saying; “In the long run, cleaning chemicals very likely cause rather substantial damage to your lungs. When you think of inhaling small particles from cleaning agents that are meant for cleaning the floor and not your lungs, maybe it is not so surprising after all.”

A study by Rug Doctor reveals that women spend 12,896 hours of their life cleaning the house. Other findings:

– men spend 6,448 hours of their life cleaning the house

– 16% of men leave all of the housecleaning to their partner

– 20% of men have never throroughly cleaned their home

– 17% of people hate cleaning

– 18% of people clean their toilet seat on a daily basis

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