Dry Cleaning

EXPLORE: At Home

Here are some things to consider doing.
Some items may not be applicable to you.

  • Dry cleaning workers appear to have twice the risk of getting cancer as the general public (because of β€œPERC”, a chemical known as tetrachloroethylene or perchloroethylene, also called β€œPCE”)
  • Consider wet cleaning instead - although it may not get stains out as well as dry cleaning
  • Dry clean clothes only when necessary, e.g., consider just getting certain clothes wet cleaned or just pressed

After bringing dry-cleaned clothes home:

  • Take the clothes out of the bag immediately
  • Wait 4-5 days before wearing those clothes

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