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ACTION ALERT: Protect Consumers From Harmful Dry-Cleaning Chemicals! PLEASE SIGN !


Health & Wellness  (tags: dyrcleaners, harmful chemicals, illness, health, legalisation, protecgtion )

Simone
- 2860 days ago - forcechange.com
The most commonly utilized solvent in the dry cleaning business is an oil-based product known as "perc" by those in the dry cleaning industry. This product, properly known as perchlorethylene, has been linked to several serious health concerns



   

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Judy C (91)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:11 pm
Signed. Thanks Simone.
 

Monica D (580)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:30 pm
The world needs more sustainable and healthier products.
 

Alice C (1797)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 11:01 pm
Signed ~ Thank you Simone
 

Juliana D (18)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:42 am
Noted, and action taken.
 

Ben O (129)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 5:33 am
Dry-Cleaning...? -It's so freaking out of date!!!
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 6:31 am
Thanks Simone - noted, shared and signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 7:55 am
Signed, thanks Simone.Poisons in the dry cleaning process...on materials probably not made in the US...and mostly likely the process involved child labor....we need more nudists' colonies!
 

. (1)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 9:00 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Simone.
 

Carol H (229)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 9:49 am
signed and noted, thanks Simone
 

Agnes W (141)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 11:52 am
signed and noted
 

liz meesters (176)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:15 pm
signed & noted, thanks
 

Alicia V (181)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:45 pm
Signed.
 

Sanja T (154)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 12:56 pm
noted... and signed
 

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 1:37 pm
Signed!
 

Lisa N (202)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 4:48 pm
Signed.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 5:25 pm
Signed
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday September 22, 2011, 9:15 pm
noted and signed
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Friday September 23, 2011, 12:20 am
Noted and signed
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Friday September 23, 2011, 5:02 am
Done
 

Ludger W (65)
Friday September 23, 2011, 5:45 am
noted, signed, ty
 

ANA MARIJA R (200)
Friday September 23, 2011, 7:33 am
S@N
ty
 

Charla D (67)
Friday September 23, 2011, 7:42 am
Signed. In general, dry cleaning is unnecessary anyway. In my experience, almost anything that says "Dryclean Only" can be either washed in cold water with laundry discs(as opposed to harsh detergent) on gentle cycle or simply handwashed. Suits can be spritzed with white vinegar, which naturally kills bacteria (don't worry the odor dissipates quickly) and line dried in the fresh air. Steam cleaners are also effective.
 

Serena Wittkopp (0)
Friday September 23, 2011, 2:35 pm
If they can dry-clean without using harmful chemicals, why use them?
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Friday September 23, 2011, 5:10 pm
I don't dry clean my clothes, so I don't have any use for a dry cleaners and never have. Line dried clothes is better than dry cleaning any day of the year. Healthier too.
 

Charlene Rush (2)
Friday September 23, 2011, 10:23 pm
Chemicals, chemicals, chemicals, they're killing us.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 4:49 am
Noted. I stopped buying clothes that had labels saying"DRY CLEAN" a long time ago. I suggest you do the same.
 

DORIS L (61)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 9:16 am
Signed.
 

Ludger W (65)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 1:38 pm
noted, signed, ty
 

Robert G (3)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 1:47 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Alice B (241)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 2:04 pm
NOTED & SIGNED. Here in Minnesota we have a wonderful new "Green" dry-cleaning company called Mulberry's. I am lucky to live just 3 blocks away from our local branch store. They do *tremendous* cleaning & their prices are reasonable. Try them!! :)
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 2:22 pm
I wonder how I've managed to live this long, 69 Halloween, when everything is dangerous, poisonous and addictive.

I'm even addicted to breathing. Maybe that's it. I keep on breathing, in and out , in and out, one breath at a time. lol
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 4:23 pm
Thanks for this article. I signed.
 

Joy McRonald (168)
Saturday September 24, 2011, 7:36 pm
Most cloths one buys today can be washed at home, far too many chemicals used at the dry cleaners...
 

April Thompson (2)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 9:34 am
Signed and noted!
 

Erin R (181)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 3:06 pm
signed
 

Linda B (71)
Sunday September 25, 2011, 6:11 pm
Action taken.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 27, 2011, 4:30 pm
signed and noted
 

. (0)
Friday October 14, 2011, 10:22 am
Signed.
 
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