Eco Dry Cleaners
Are you looking for a safer, non-toxic, hypoallergenic Dry Cleaner? 🍃Great!
Look for Dry Cleaners that use the professional "Wet Cleaning" or "CO2" cleaning process near you!👗👔In the Los Angeles area "Royal Couture Cleaners" is one of the few to offer the safe CO2.
CO2 is a non-flammable and nontoxic gas, colorless and odorless that occurs naturally in the environment. It becomes a liquid solvent under high pressure. Liquid carbon dioxide place is used in place of perc, as cleaning method in combination with other cleaning agents. Safer you and the environment. Recommended for anyone especially for people dealing with allergies, for pregnant ladies, kids, and pets.
Avoid cleaners using Perchloroethylene or Perc, for short. Traditional dry cleaners still use it and it is a toxic solvent in the dry cleaning process. Perc poses health risks to humans and threatens the environment and it is listed under the California's proposition 65. It will be phased out in California by 2023.)
I do my laundry at home as mush as possible but when I need a dry cleaners I know where to go. 💪
Los Angeles Royal Couture Cleaners
This is the only dry cleaners in Los Angeles area to use the CO2 technology, the safest way to dry clean your clothes. CO2 is a non-flammable and nontoxic gas, colorless and odorless that occurs naturally in the environment.
I went there a few times, the place is very clean and it is in a great location. The service was great too. You can get 10% off when mentioning "Pretty Organic Girl".
Selected by America's Best Cleaners (since 2002)
Certificate of Merit from the International Neighborhood Cleaners
Certification for Environmental Training Programs
California EPA Dry Cleaner recognition
California Air Resource Board recognition
Prison Trade Advisory Committee
Winner of the National Spotting Contest and Consumer Business
Consumer Review's Best Dry Cleaner (six years in a row)
Voted best dry cleaner by LA Magazine 2001
The only Southern California dry cleaners approved by the AQMD and EPA
First and only dry cleaners in Southern California to use CO2 Hypoallergenic
New York Eco Dry Cleaners
Green Apple Cleaners is the most environmental friendly dry cleaners in New York. Certified under the AMERICA'S BEST CLEANERS . They commit to human health, habitat, and top tier professionalism. They provide you with a safer and healthier environment. They use liquid CO2, the same ingredient that makes sparkling water "fizzy". It has been lauded by Consumer Reports, NRDC, NYC.gov, and Greenpeace as the most effective and environmentally safe cleaning method.
According to EPA blog:
EPA has classified perc as a toxic air pollutant. Generally, it escapes into the outdoor air through open windows, vents, and air-conditioning systems. Once outdoors, perc can remain in the atmosphere for several weeks. Far worse, if the chemical enters the ground, it can contaminate both the soil we use to grow our food and our water table. This chemical is then stored in our body fat for an indefinite amount of time.
According to a Chemical Fact Sheet prepared by the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, exposure to perc can occur when people use products containing perc; spend time in dry cleaners that use perc; live above or adjacent to these dry cleaning facilities; or bring dry-cleaned garments into their home.
In 2007, the California Air Resources Board adopted the Airborne Toxic Control Measure to phase out dry cleaners' use of perchloroethylene, or perc, by 2023.
California declared perchloroethylene a toxic chemical in 1991. State health officials told the air board Thursday that it can cause esophageal cancer, lymphoma, cervical and bladder cancer.
In 1991, the Air Resources Board (the Board or ARB) identified Perchoroethylene (Perc) as a toxic air contaminant (TAC) under California's Toxic Air Contaminant Identification and Control Program (Health and Safety Code section 39650 et. seq.).
"As regulation of PCE dry cleaning intensified in the 1990s, so did interest in the development of alternatives to PCE, including reformulated petroleum solvents, silicone-based solvents, liquid carbon dioxide (CO2), and water-based alternatives. While it was clear that some alternatives (water-based professional wet cleaning and CO2) appeared to be relatively benign, other alternatives (petroleum and silicone) pose their own set of environmental and occupational problems. Petroleum dry clean emissions are classified as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are both smog-forming and are classified as a greenhouse gas. The silicone-based dry cleaning solvent (decamethylpentacyclosiloxane) has been identified as a potential carcinogen. In addition, both petroleum and silicone-based solvents are combustible and produce a substantial amount of hazardous waste."
🌸👗Are you looking for a safer, non-toxic, hypoallergenic Dry Cleaner? 🍃Great! 🌸
If your cleaner claims to be "green", "organic" or "eco-friendly" check their methods, they could be using anything but safe products. When you are taking your clothes to the dry cleaners, check that they are not using the methods with toxic solvent called Perchloroethylene, simply called PERC or GreenEarth method!
🚫PERC poses health risks to humans, it threatens the environment and pollutes the water, listed under California's Proposition 65, it will be banned by 2023 in California, but until then ask your dry cleaner which products they use!
🚫GreenEarth method (despite the misleading name) is not environmentally friendly! GreenEarth uses a silicone-based solvent (siloxane or D-5). According to a study, it increased the risk of uterine cancer in female rats. This led the EPA to consider this method may be carcinogenic. Check here
SolvonK4 contains several toxic chemicals: butylal, the main ingredient in SolvonK4, Formaldehyde, and butanol. *NIOSH considers formaldehyde to be a potential occupational human carcinogen. These chemicals can be produced by SolvonK4. This solvent may react with water in the presence of heat and acid to release formaldehyde and butanol. The long-term human health effects of SolvonK4 are unknown.
🍃The safest dry cleaning methods, according to UCLA environmental studies, are:
✅"Wet Cleaning" method used a computer-controlled washer and dryer. It cleans gently and it is free of VOCs. It eliminates health and safety risks. The cost is also lower.
✅"Liquid carbon dioxide" (CO2) method recaptures the CO2 that's already a byproduct of several manufacturers and is recycled into a liquid form. It is safe, non-toxic, non-flammable and eco-friendly, but more expensive.
💦The best way is to clean your clothes at home with a certified organic detergent whenever you can, if the fabric allows! My favorite organic laundry detergent is @greenshieldorganic .
Royal Couture Cleaners
Have you ever thought about what solvents dry cleaners use?
The majority use a highly polluting, carcinogenic solvent called PERC or perchloroethylene. The EPA has classified PERC as a toxic air pollutant: “If the chemical enters the ground, it can contaminate both the soil we use to grow our food and our water table. This chemical is then stored in our body fat for an indefinite amount of time.” According to the EPA, “...exposure to PERC can occur when people use products containing PERC; spend time in dry cleaners that use PERC; live above or adjacent to these dry cleaning facilities; or bring dry-cleaned garments into their home.” California will not permit this highly polluting and carcinogenic method to continue and have demanded that dry cleaners come up with safer, eco-friendly alternatives by 2023.
Since only California has banned it, for now, you will need to ask your dry cleaner which solvent they use!! Many dry cleaners claim to be “green” when they are not, AKA greenwashing. They proudly will mention methods such as GreenEarth, considered better than #PERC, but still potentially carcinogenic, according to studies. SolvonK4 method, has butylal, a classified skin irritant by the European Chemical Agency. The hydrocarbon method also is considered not green at all.
It’s why it is UP TO US to look after our own health and the safety of our community, and find safer alternatives and here they are:
♻️Wet cleaning method. Safe, but produces waste water. ♻️CO2 method is the most eco-friendly. A non-flammable, non-toxic gas that occurs naturally in the environment.
My suggestion is to wash as much as you can at home and have garments ironed professionally if you need to. Send your dry-clean-only garments to approved dry cleaners. My favorite is @royal_couture_cleaners, the only FDA approved dry cleaners in California, used by celebrities and museums, who care about their safety, preservation, and the environment.
By asking a simple question to our dry cleaners, we can then decide to get our clothes cleaned somewhere else that helps assure safety and makes a bigger impact in our home and on the environment!
Royal Couture Cleaners
🌸👗Are you looking for a truly safer, non-toxic, hypoallergenic Dry Cleaner? 🍃Great! You just found @royal_couture_cleaners 🌸🍃 When you take your clothes to the dry cleaners, check they are not using the toxic solvent called Perchloroethylene, known as PERC.
PERC poses health risks to humans, it threatens the environment, and pollutes the water, and is listed under California's Proposition 65. It will be banned by 2023 in California, but until then ask your dry cleaners which products they use! There are also many greenwashing dry cleaners promising organic service when it is not! 🍃The safest dry cleaning method, according to UCLA environmental studies, is "CO2." It is a non-flammable, non-toxic, and odorless gas that occurs naturally in the environment.
💕👗In the Los Angeles area, the most eco-friendly, organic, and the only EPA approved cleaners and one of the first in the U.S. to offer CO2 is @royal_couture_cleaners! They offer an amazing personal service and will come to you to pick-up and delivery is free! Maureen is an expert at what she does and will take care of your garments like no one else! Your clothing will be cleaned in the safest and purest way possible with the non-toxic, odorless, hypoallergenic CO2. They have clients in the entertainment, fashion, and Hollywood world, including Elton John’s wardrobe, Tom Ford, Gucci, D&G in Beverly Hills, and museums!
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