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Is Dry Cleaning Safe?

October 1, 2017 8:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts We Offer Free Dry Cleaning and Laundry Pick-Up and Delivery ServicesLearn More

Dry cleaning has gotten something of a bad rap lately. It’s easy to understand why, with our ever-growing knowledge of the risks of perchloroethylene, the solvent used by most traditional dry cleaners. Since the 1970s, the health and environmental risks associated with perchloroethylene (known as “perc” for short) have been well documented. Even short exposure to the chemical can cause dizziness and headaches, and exposure to a short intense blast can cause loss of consciousness. And over the long term, the chemical has proven to be highly carcinogenic. Why hasn’t perc been banned? Despite these health risks, perchloroethylene has remained... View Article