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"Upstairs, Downstairs: Perchloroethylene in the Air in Apartments above New York City Dry Cleaners"

This is an extract from an October 1995 report detailing the prevalence of perchloroethylene (or "perc") in the air in New York City apartments situated above dry cleaners. Perc, a potentially toxic chemical, had been the main solvent used for dry cleaning. Though written by the Consumers Union, Hunter College's Center for Environmental and Occupational Health (COEH) provided the technical assistance for the report which included measuring the data analyzed in the paper.

Officially founded in 1990, the COEH spent decades dedicating itself to promoting community and workplace health throughout the New York area. It offered courses on topics ranging from asthma to ergonomics for unions, neighborhood groups, public employees, and others.

Source | Center for Environmental and Occupational Health at Hunter College
Creator | Consumers Union
Date Created | October 1995
Rights | Copyright Center for Environmental and Occupational Health at Hunter College Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Item Type | Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
Cite This document | Consumers Union, “"Upstairs, Downstairs: Perchloroethylene in the Air in Apartments above New York City Dry Cleaners",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed November 16, 2018, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/7422.

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