Links to further research:
Dressed to Kill: Groundbreaking joint report published by Pollution Probe and Greenpeace to highlight the availability of safe alternatives to the traditional dry cleaning methods that use perchloroethylene.
EPA: The known neurotoxic effects of perchloroethylene (the main ingredient in dry cleaning) are reviewed extensively at the Environmental Protection Agency website: http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=22540
Design for the Environment: Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment: Professional Fabricare Processes. http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/garment/ctsa/
Center for Disease Control – NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Drycleaning. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/dryclean/
The Pollution Prevention Education and Research Center (PPERC): Leading institution researching pollution prevention issues in the garment care industry. The garment care research and education program was launched in 1995, when PPERC initiated the first comprehensive analysis of a pollution prevention technology. http://departments.oxy.edu/uepi/pperc/