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Comparison between dry cleaning and wet cleaning

Although people don’t think in that way but cleaning and clothing and other household textile is pure science.

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Is Your Dry Cleaner Slowly Killing You With Toxic Chemicals You Didn’t Even Know Were There?

We are all told to look after our health by cutting down on sugar and fat, and to exercise regularly, but surprisingly we are not being warned about how we clean our delicates can also be harmful to our health.

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What is Perchloroethylene?

Perchloroethylene, also referred to as Perc, PCE or tetrachloroethene is a manufactured chemical solvent used in most dry cleaners and for degreasing metals. It is a volatile organic compound (VOC) with a sweet ether-like odour that is quite unmistakeable. Often clothes cleaned in a traditional dry cleaners will have a slight chemical smell when you collect them.

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What are health problems with Perchloroethylene?

The use of Perchloroethylene (Perc, PCE or tetrachloroethene) is very tightly controlled. It can only be used with a permit and all use is monitored and measured to ensure it is not released into the environment. However, even the most tightly controlled use results in some perchloroethylene being released either into the air or as a liquid. Some of it can even be given to customers when they collect their clothes from a traditional dry cleaner.

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Why are they banning traditional dry cleaners in California?

California stopped issuing licences for new dry cleaners using perchloroethylene several years ago, and as of 2020 all the current dry cleaners must have switched over to a system that does not use this highly toxic and polluting chemical.

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What is wet cleaning and how was it developed?

Every kind of cleaning uses a liquid solvent, the choice is about the solvent you choose. In traditional dry cleaning the solvent used is perchloroethylene, which as we have discussed in previous posts is highly toxic and potentially lethal.

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