"Dry Cleaning Solvent Carries Unreasonable Public Risk, EPA Finds"

"A common solvent used to dry clean, make refrigerants, and clean muck from industrial equipment appears to have the potential to harm people’s nervous systems, the EPA said on Monday.

The Environmental Protection Agency examined factory floors and factory workers making or using the solvent perchloroethylene, as well as consumers using furniture, lubricants, or other products containing it, and people who could be standing near those consumers.

About seven in 10 dry cleaning businesses use perchloroethylene, or perc, the Halogenated Solvents Industry Alliance Inc. told the EPA as it prepared its assessment."

Pat Rizzuto reports for Bloomberg Environment April 27, 2020.

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 04/28/2020