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My Clothes Nice and Fresh Just Back from the Dry Cleaners

Dry cleaned Clothes contain chemical residues, including perchloroethylene, also known as “perc.”  

Perchloroethylene is believed to be capable of causing cancer, especially in the liver and kidneys. It has also been shown to affect foetal development.

 

See below a quote from an interesting article:

‘’Researchers calculated what they thought would happen if four freshly dry cleaned wool sweaters were put inside a warm car with the windows closed for an hour: The perc vaporized from the sweaters would produce a level as high as 126 parts per million, which exceeds the workplace exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and far exceeds tighter limits more widely recommended by industry and government scientists.’’ 

 

For more information: 

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110903/news/709039737/ 

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