How is dry cleaning hazardous?
When you take that plastic bag off of the dry cleaning in your closet, you're releasing toxic chemicals into a small space - and opening the door to a cancer risk. According to the US EPA, inhaling the fumes of perchloroethylene - a popular dry cleaning solvent - can cause cancer.What you can do...
Remove the bag from your dry cleaning to air out the clothing in a well-ventilated area before you bring it into your house. Consider using a home dry-cleaning kit, which usually involves a special sheet you throw in the dryer with your clothing.
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