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News & Updates
News & Updates
TEA in the news
Our Canvass Team
Spotlight on Perc
Find out which dry cleaners still use toxic perc to clean clothes with TEA's Perc in Toronto map! Learn more about the safest alternative to perc at torontoenvironment.org/wetclean
Cities are tackling "perc" used in dry cleaning
Did you know that California, Massachusetts and the City of New York actively promote the transition from perc to safer dry cleaning alternatives?
Advantages of Wet Cleaning
Learn more about the advantages of wet cleaning.
The Science Behind the Scorecard
How did TEA know how to score dry cleaners based on the chemicals they use? The Toxics Use Reduction Institute of course!
Wet and Dry Cleaning FAQs
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.
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.