Do you have your clothes dry cleaned?
October 29, 2008 1:19pm CST
You know the weird smell on your clothes when you bring them back from the dry cleaners? It's not just an annoyance - it's actually not good for you. The EPA has classified perc (Perchloroethylene) - the solvent most commonly used in traditional dry cleaning - as a groundwater contaminant and a potential human health hazard. So, use a non-toxic alternative instead (see options below). The Benefits Better for your clothes: eco-friendly processes don't use heat, so your colors don't fade and your clothes last longer. Better for the environment: Perc is estimated to have contaminated one out of every ten public drinking water wells in California, creating a need for an estimated three billion dollar state cleanup. Get rid of that nasty "dry-cleaning smell" forever. http://www.idealbite.com/tiplibrary/archives/take-em-to-the-ecocleaners
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• United States
29 Oct 08
I really stopped using dry cleaners when the prices became too expensive. I usually buy things that do not require dry cleaning. I have also hand washed items of clothing that had dry clean only on them and the garments came out just fine. Yes, the smell can be rather annoying, especially on clothes that are supposed to be clean.