The Hidden Danger Of Living Near Your Neighborhood Dry Cleaners

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Millions of New Yorkers live within a block of dangerous neighbors: dry cleaners that use a stain remover that has been linked to kidney cancer, THE NEW YORK POST reports.

Perchloroethylene, or perc, a solvent used by many dry-cleaning shops, gives off vapors that have been deemed “likely carcinogenic” by the Environmental Protection Agency.

“It’s very insidious. People . . . realize they are being exposed to perc,” Judith Schrei­­ber, former chief scientist at the state attorney general’s Environmental Pro­tection Bureau, tells the latest Crain’s New York Business.

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  1. “The Hidden Danger Of Living Near Your Neighborhood Dry Cleaners”
    You think that’s bad? Every house on my block does laundering! That’s even more dangerous.

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