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Does Dry Cleaning Kill Covid-19 On Clothing?

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By this point in the pandemic, we’ve figured out how to properly wash our hands,clean our homes and do laundry. But what about the “dry clean only” clothes in our closets that can’t be tossed into the washing machine? Would dry cleaning sanitise these items against Covid-19? First, you need to know a bit about how the dry cleaning process works. The term “dry cleaning” is somewhat of a misnomer, as your clothes do get wet ― just not with water. Instead, a chemical solvent ― most commonly perchloroethylene ― is used to clean garments. (Green dry cleaners may use liquid...

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