San Francisco Environment Department

Is there a healthier way to dry clean my clothes?

Dry cleaning is not really "dry" but involves chemical solvents to remove dirt and stains. Most dry cleaners use toxic cleaning chemicals, which are unhealthy for workers and the environment. 

Learn more about dry cleaning solvents and practices.

Wet cleaning is an environmentally friendly garment cleaning alternative to traditional dry cleaning that avoids the use of toxic chemicals. It is the best choice for your health, the health of garment cleaners, and the health of the environment.

Find a Wet Cleaner in San Francisco.

Additional Resources

OSHA Dry Cleaning
Breathe the Lung Association: Dry Cleaning Chemicals
Green America: Wet Cleaning


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