Minneapolis goes perchloroethylene-free | February 5, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 6 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 6 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 5, 2018

Minneapolis goes perchloroethylene-free

Department: Business
Keywords: Environment, dry cleaning, perchloroethylene
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Dry cleaners in Minneapolis no longer use perchloroethylene.
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A photo of dry-cleaned shirts hanging on a rack.
 
Dry cleaners in Minneapolis no longer use perchloroethylene.
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The City of Minneapolis says the last clothing dry cleaner in town to use perchloroethylene has switched to safer hydrocarbon solvents. The distinction makes it the first “perc-free” city in the nation, the city claims. A city-sponsored cost-sharing program helped dry cleaners make the switch from perchloroethylene, considered a likely carcinogen.

 
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