New report finds widely used toxic dry cleaning chemical impacts air quality and human health

Canada falling behind U.S. on phasing out cancer-causing chemical, putting dry cleaning workers and nearby residents at risk

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - A new report by Environmental Defence shows that in the absence of federal action, Canadians are still being exposed to the carcinogenic dry cleaning chemical PERC. Canada is falling behind while many U.S. jurisdictions are taking action to phase out the toxic chemical.

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SOURCE Environmental Defence

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