• Today’s Problems with Dry Cleaning

  • WHAT'S WRONG WITH DRY CLEANING

    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.

     

    HEALTH 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 classi?ed it as a likely human carcinogen, which means it has the potential to kill you!