What is Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaning?
If you are like many Americans, you are bound to have a few items needing to be dry cleaned by the end of each week. While you may know about the chemicals involved in dry cleaning, perhaps you don’t think much about it. However, it is something you must be concerned about considering the impact it has on both the environment and you health! It is shown that traditional dry cleaning solvents have a health impact on your body, waste in the environment, and life of your garments; by, fading colors and destroying the lifespan of garment fibers.
Perc is not Eco-Friendly
While most dry cleaning services involve the use of chemicals, it is possible to dry clean clothes without inflicting damage to the environment, or your expensive garments. It has been reported that among the 40,000 dry cleaning businesses in the While most dry cleaning services involve the use of chemical solvents, it is possible to dry clean clothes without inflicting damage to the environment, or your expensive garments. It has been reported that among the 40,000 dry cleaning businesses in the United States, 85 percent still use perchloroethylene (Perc) as a solvent, which is bad for you, your garments, and the environment. Although there has been a significant move away from Perc, most dry cleaners are still using this old dated solvent.
Challenge your current dry cleaner. Ask them, “How are they considered Green?” They might be using Perc and passing it off as an “organic” solution.
How Does “Perc” Harm Us and the Environment?
Perchloroethylene, also known as perc, is a volatile compound that is a threat to the environment and human health. It is known to cause headaches, dizziness, drowsiness and respiratory irritation while prolonged exposure to perc has been associated with cancer, liver complications and kidney damage as it is long been identified as a carcinogen. It enters the body through water contamination, inhalation or dermal exposure while contributing to environmental stress such as smog. After breaking down into smog and contaminating well water it is nearly impossible to remove.
We are proud to say that we are the most environmentally industry choice in sustainable dry cleaning. We include powerful upgrades to our hydrocarbon solvents which not only provide greater cleaning power but will also allows for an environmentally friendlier disposal process. Our odorless process allows your garments to retain their flexibility, color, and substance without breaking the bank or harming the environment.