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Greener Cleaners: Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaners

Conventional dry cleaning uses toxic substances. Fortunately, eco-friendly dry cleaners are becoming easier to find.
By Avery Yale Kamila
July/August 2004

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Conventional dry cleaning has a dirty secret: perchloroethylene. “Perc” is a toxic substance considered a potential carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. It also pollutes air and groundwater and can cause headaches, skin irritation, and even liver damage. Fortunately, eco-friendly cleaning methods are becoming easier to find—and they don’t make your clothes smell like chemicals.

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