Traditional dry cleaning of clothes is neither earth-friendly nor human-friendly because it uses a solvent called perchloroethylene, or perc. Perc is such a nasty chemical, it has even been linked to cancer, liver and nervous system damage, infertility, and hormonal disruption.
A safer alternative to perc is carbon dioxide dry cleaning. CO2 dry cleaning is so eco-friendly that it is even endorsed by Greenpeace and the EPA. And on top of all that, Consumer Reports says that CO2 dry cleaning actually cleans clothes better than using solvents like perc.
Of course, it’s best not to dry clean at all, but if you must, go green by using an eco-friendly dry cleaners that uses CO2 instead of perc.