The dry cleaning industry doesn’t have the most environmentally friendly reputation. Perchloroethylene (known as “perc), classified by the EPA as a carcinogen, remains the most commonly used dry cleaning solvent.
Exposure can cause depression of the central nervous system, damage to the liver and kidneys, impaired memory, confusion, dizziness, headache, drowsiness, and eye, nose and throat irritation.
Fortunately, San Antonio-area residents have a “green” alternative: True Green Dry Cleaners, which operates two locations in north San Antonio. True Green uses liquid silicone, a non-petroleum based cleaner that does not cause health risks or contaminate the environment. Liquid silicone is essentially sand, and it cleans gently without chemical odors or residue.
New customers get 20 percent off, so going green may actually save you some “green.” True Green’s pick-up and delivery service reaches the Dominion, Fairview Plaza, Sonterra (Stone Oak area), Boerne, Leon Springs, Stone Wall, Crown Ridge, Hidden Springs, La Cantera, The Rim, Anaqua Springs, Scenic Oaks, Fair Oaks, Shavano Park, and more.
True Green has locations in Fairview Plaza, 24200 IH-10 West (210-698-9800), and Alta Vista, 20079 Stone Oak Parkway (210-490-9600), next to iRun Texas.
For more information, visit www.truegreendrycleaners.com.