Saturday, July 26

Dry Cleaning Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Some experts advise that wearing your freshly dry-cleaned clothes can be hazardous to your health. Consider letting your clothes air outside of their plastic dry-cleaning bags for at least 24 hours before wearing them or putting them in your closet. Some experts feel that airing them for at least a few days in a well-ventilated area, such as your garage, is the safest bet.

The solvent perchloroethylene (perc), used in dry cleaning is considered a hazardous air pollutant. Experts say if your clothes are returned to you with a string chemical smell, take them back and insist that your dry cleaner do a better job, or consider finding a different dry cleaner.


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