Journalist & Investigative Reporter

Award-winning journalist & author of environmental books. Investigative reporter, columnist, &. mng. editor of the green-building site Solaripedia, public speaker. Sketch artist.

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Greener Cleaners

Dry cleaners say their chemicals are the most effective solvents for cleaning our clothes. But the widely used dry cleaning solvent known as perchloroethylene has been linked to health and environmental hazards, and a recent study confirms that dry cleaning workers are more prone to certain cancers than the general population. But there is an alternative: “Greener” cleaners popping up around the country claim they’re the healthy answer.