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The Problem with Perc with Dr. David Carpenter

Updated: May 16, 2019

Why the chemical used to clean your clothes could be damaging your body as well.

For decades, commercial dry cleaners have relied on a chemical solvent known as “perchloroethylene” or “perc” to get clothes clean.  But like many “miracle” chemicals that were supposed to make our  lives carefree, perc has been found to cause significant  environmental and human health problems.

On this edition of Green Street Patti and Doug welcome Dr. David Carpenter, Director of the Institute for Health and Environment  at the University of Albany’s School of Public Health.

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