How Do Dry Cleaners Clean Clothing

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What happens to clothes after being dropped off at the dry cleaners is a mystery to most. We know that our clothes come back a whole lot cleaner than when we dropped them off, but how? And who first got the bright idea to clean clothing without water?

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Sources:

http://www.epa.gov/oppt/existingchemicals/pubs/perchloroethylene_fact_sheet.html
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