DRY Cleaners – A history of Pollution 

DRY Cleaners – A history of Pollution 
 
Historical Chemicals used in Dry Cleaning The following contaminants (along with their degradation products) are usually associated with dry cleaning activities (all are volatile halogenated organic compounds):
Pollution with perchloroethylene (PCE)
 
Pollution with Trichloroethylene (TCE) – which is also a degradation product of PCE
 
cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene (cis-1,2-DCE) – which is a degradation product of both PCE and TCE
 
trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene (trans-1,2-DCE) – which is a degradation product of both PCE and TCE
 
Vinyl chloride (VC) – which is a degradation product of both PCE and TCE
 
1,1,1- trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA) 1,4-dioxane
 
Other pollution contaminants that were historically associated with dry cleaning activities include:
Carbon tetrachloride
Freon 113 (1,1,2 trichloro-1,2,2-trufluoroethane)
Stoddard solvent
Kerosene
Mineral spirits
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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