Health Risks of Dry Cleaning

In the state of Illinois alone 415 dry cleaners have been identified as potentially polluting nearby water sources with the toxic solvent perchloroethylene (PCI)., a team of Illinois civil rights lawyers, recently reported on this significant health risk. According to their article, the Chicago Tribune reported that “the state has found problems in nearly every Illinois city or town that has a dry cleaning business”. The health risks of PCI include cancer, liver damage, neurological problems, and more. This health matter should be of interest to all citizens, especially those living in a city or near a dry cleaner. The statistics for Illinois are no doubt indicative of a larger problem, and sloppy health practices there should be considered in your state as well. If you do live near a dry cleaner, be sure to do as much research as possible regarding their dumping and waste management, and check to see if you share a water source with their facility. Finally, if you are experiencing ill health effects consistent with those described here, contact your physician and a medically inclined attorney as soon as possible. For more information on the original article by, visit here –

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