When you are attending events and functions, chances are you would get your best dress and suit to wear. But unlike traditional clothes, you cannot just wash them as ordinary jeans or shirts stuffed in the usual washing machine. You have to turn to the specialist cleaners for dry cleaning though their methods have been hit by the chemical they use.
Perchloroethylene or Perc is applied to garments then wrapped up in completely unnecessary swathes of plastic for you to take back to your unsuspecting wardrobe. The said chemical is toxic as it has been classified as carcinogen, which increases the risk of contracting cancer and reduced fertility. So you can just imagine the impact it would have on dry laundry personnel when they are exposed to it.
There are alternatives though and among them include eco-dry cleaning which you can check out here. You may also want to consider using a less polluting silicon-based solvent and the system is offered at Johnsons dry-cleaning chains.
There are a lot of alternatives to dry cleaning. The only missing link is where to find them as they have been concentrated in the UK and the US at this time.
(Source) Mail Online