The Dangers of PERC in Dry Cleaning
We strive to create a healthier, greener, more ‘pure’ life for ourselves, eliminating processed food, buying organic, and recycling as much as we can, but few people stop to think about the negative impact products that are supposed to help make our lives ‘cleaner’ actually have. We have begun to make the shift toward greener businesses and products for environmental reasons, but have you ever considered the impact that conventional cleaning products have on your own safety?
In dry cleaning we have come to associate a certain smell with a ‘clean’ shirt. Bring a soiled shirt to the dry cleaners and they will make it sparkly clean and smelling ‘fresh,’ but that ‘fresh’ scent is actually the byproduct of chemicals used in dry cleaning that are absolutely toxic, not only to people who have direct working contact with them, but also to you as a customer for breathing it in and wearing it in close contact with your skin.
One of the most toxic chemicals in conventional dry cleaning is PERC. Our friends at Flat Rate Cleaners have made an infographic explaining the dangers of PERC in dry cleaning. So if you haven’t made the switch to green dry cleaning for environmental reasons, perhaps this infographic can convince you to make the switch…
As provided by FlatRateCleaners.com