• Health Risk of Dry Cleaning

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    Since the 1930’s traditional dry cleaners have used a solvent called perchloroethylene (perc) as their primary cleaning agent. Perc is a central nervous system depressant that can enter the body through inhaling, skin contact or through contaminated drinking water. Over 85% of all dry cleaners today use this chemical or some form of this toxic and life threatening chemical.

    The Risk of Dry Cleaning

    Perc toxins can contribute to:

    * Breast Cancer * Liver and Kidney damage

    * Cervical Cancer * Reduced mental clarity

    * Fatigue * Respiratory damage

    * Low libido * Bladder Cancer

    * Neurological damage

     

    Environmental Impacts

    Perc is a serious air, soil, and groundwater pollutant. More than 80% of perc used by drycleaners ends up in the environment and it has been found in over 26% of U.S. groundwater supplies. Public awareness about this pervasive toxin is growing rapidly and several states have banned its use. EPA has classifed it as a likely human carcinogen, which means it has the potential to kill you!