know...that you can be exposed to perchloroethylene when you bring clothes home
from the drycleaners?
is a manufactured chemical used for dry cleaning and metal degreasing. Exposure
to very high concentrations of perchloroethylene can cause dizziness, headaches,
sleepiness, confusion, nausea, difficulty in speaking and walking,
unconsciousness, and death. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
has determined that perchloroethylene may reasonably be anticipated to be a
carcinogen. Perchloroethylene has been shown to cause liver tumors in mice and
kidney tumors in male rats. (Source: Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease
You can limit
toxins in your home and on your body by steaming them with a Jiffy® Steamer
instead of taking your garments to a dry cleaner. Steaming is a way to remove wrinkles, kill
germs & freshen your fabrics without harsh chemicals or toxins. Be sure to read your care
Have a healthy
closet. Use your Jiffy® Steamer.