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Main Title Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment: Professional Fabricare Processes.
CORP Author Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pollution, Prevention, and Toxics.
Publisher Jun 1998
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA-68-W-9805 ;EPA-68-W6-0021;
Stock Number PB2000-101142
Additional Subjects Cleaning ; Garments ; Textiles ; Risks ; Performance ; Technologies ; Information ; Costs ; Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment(CTSA)
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NTIS  PB2000-101142 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 05/11/2000
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Abstract
Chemical solvents have been used for cleaning clothes since the mid-19th century. Perchloroethylene (PCE) has been the solvent of choice for commercial clothes cleaning applications since the 1960s, although the volume used by drycleaners has declined significantly over the last decade. Despite this decline, a variety of health and safety issues associated with PCE use and increased regulation of the chemical have compelled the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), industry, and environmental groups to address concerns about PCE emissions. As part of an effort to explore opportunities for pollution prevention and reduce exposure to traditional drycleaning chemicals, the EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) Garment and Textile Care Program has developed the Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment (CTSA): Professional Fabricare Processes. The goal of the CTSA is to provide comparative cost, risk, and performance information on professional fabricare technologies.