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TEA in the news
Cleaning Up Dry Cleaners
TEA's newest project, Coming Clean & Going Green, will tackle toxic 'perc' - a cancer-causing chemical still used by dry cleaners across Toronto.
90 Dry Cleaners Report to ChemTRAC
Many of Toronto's dry cleaners are using toxic chemicals to clean our clothes. ChemTRAC shows us where these shops are and how much we're exposed to.
Toronto will tackle top 8 toxics
Thanks to TEA, the Medical Officer of Health is taking the first step to reduce the top eight toxics released into Toronto’s air.
Ever wonder what chemicals are used to get the grit out of "dry clean only" clothing? Most dry cleaners in Toronto use an old-school toxic substance called "perc" to remove stains. But there is a safe alternative.
The truth about dirty laundry
Ever wonder what chemicals are used to get the grit out of 'dry clean only' clothing? Truth is, many dry cleaners in Toronto use an old school toxic substance called 'perc' to remove stains.
Toronto Dry Cleaner Fined $60,000
In 2013, Ashford Cleaners was convicted and fined $60,000 for mishandling 'perc', a toxic substance with known health and environmental risks.