California needs a dry cleaning label law notice and testing for chemical residues left in In garments after dry cleaning

All dry cleaners in California are dry cleaning garments and household items in solvents and these solvents all produce hazardous waste.

Dry cleaners are inappropriately marketing their businesses as Eco Friendly.

When the California Office of Environmental Health and Hazardous Assessment (OEHHA) approved the new solvents for all dry cleaners to use to replace Perk, they also published their concerns for these new solvents under their heading “Health and Environmental Impacts”.

Here are the solvents they approved. You can access their concerns by choosing a solvent listed below:

1) Volatile Methyl Siloxane

2) Hydrocarbons

3) Propylene Glycol Ether

4) 1-Bromopropane n-Propyl Bromide (nPB)

5) Dipropylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether/CO2

6) Formaldehyde Dibutyl Acetal

All these solvents adopted by the California OEHHA have been determined to create hazardous waste.

Preliminary testing shows there is residue left in garments after dry cleaning in solvents. Here is the residue left in five garments after they were dry cleaned at five different dry cleaners. We need more testing by the California OEHHA, the Green Chemistry Program or an independent Environmental group.

Are there chemical residues left in the clothes you and your family wear?