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New York state proposing changes to chemicals in dry cleaning

“The state is proposing changes to rules for dry cleaners for the first time in 20 years that are aimed at reducing potential leaks of a carcinogenic dry cleaning chemical. Rules proposed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation target the use of perchloroethylene (PCE, also known as "perc"), a cleaning solvent that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said can cause cancer. The rules would build on federal requirements that older dry cleaning machines that use PCE no longer be used after December 2021,” Read more here. Pilgrim Cleaners is family owned and operated too! We care about our customers. Give us a call today at 612-861-1697 or visit our website for more information. ...
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Dry cleaning industry coming up with new ways to attract customers

“Rafiq Karimi Jr. isn't about to let anything or anyone get in the way of cleaning clothes. Not consumers wearing lower-maintenance casual clothes to work. Not retailers selling inexpensive "disposable" fashions. Not telecommuters staying in their jammies. Not smoking bans lessening the need for trips to the cleaners. Certainly not garment-makers replacing silk, wool and other delicates with cotton and polyester blends that hold up to laundering in standard washing machines.” Read more here. Pilgrim Cleaners is family owned and operated too! We care about our customers. Give us a call today at 612-861-1697 or visit our website for more information....
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New EPA regulations could affect the dry cleaning industry in a huge way

“In New York City, it seems as though there is a dry cleaning facility on every block. That may no longer be the case in 2020, however, when new regulations relating to the use of perchloroethylene (perc) go into effect. Perchloroethylene, also known as perc, PCE, tetrachloroethene and tetrachloroethylene, is a solvent used in dry cleaning. Approximately 28,000 U.S. dry cleaners use perc, which is the only air toxin emitted from the dry cleaning process. Perc is powerful, but it has been identified as a probable human carcinogen.” Read more here. Pilgrim Cleaners is family owned and operated too! We care about our customers. Give us a call today at 612-861-1697 or visit our website for more information....
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