Union of Concerned Scientists

Are There Green Dry Cleaners?

Do Green Dry Cleaners Exist? Greentips: August 2007 Contrary to what its name implies, dry cleaning involves washing clothes in a liquid solvent to remove stains. In about 85 percent of dry cleaning shops this solvent is perchloroethylene (or “perc”), a chemical that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers both a health and environmental hazard. [...]

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