12 Sep '11, 7pm

Quick, look at your outfit: Are you wearing something that was drycleaned? Any idea what chemicals were used,...

Quick, look at your outfit: Are you wearing something that was drycleaned? Any idea what chemicals were used,...

« Salad bars surge in D.C. schools | Main Dry cleaning chemicals hang around - on your clothes September 12, 2011 By Paul Pestano, EWG Research Analyst If you've ever dry cleaned your clothes (you have, right?), you've likely wondered how the "dry" part happens. And it may even have crossed your mind that it's a chemical process. Of course you'd be right. Dry cleaners use dangerous chemical solvents that can stick to clothing. Most cleaners use perchloroethylene, also known as tetrachloroethylene, PCE, or perc. It is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen, according to the U.S. National Toxicology Program, a prestigious inter-agency scientific body. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has reached a similar conclusion. When inhaled, even low concentrations of perc are known to cause respiratory and eye irritation, headache, dizziness and vision problems...

Full article: http://www.enviroblog.org/2011/09/dry-cleaning-chemicals-...

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