Dry-Clean Only

Directed By
Claudia Adams
Past Presentation
Cinema Verde
Health Award
2015
Dry-Clean Only
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Dry-Clean Only
85
Minutes
Minute
Chemicals
,
Health
,
Activism
USA
2014

All Claudia Kanne did was have her wool blankets dry-cleaned and life as she knew it disappeared forever. She unknowingly ingested the toxic dry-cleaning solvent, tetrachloroethylene, aka perchloroethylene, until her body reached its 'saturation point' and could no longer fight back. A burden to her husband, she crawled away like an elephant going to a graveyard, to spend her last days in a motel with nothing but the clothes on her back, to find out what was killing her. After fighting for six years, Claudia's efforts helped establish the first banning of the chemical in the U.S., and the beginning of Greener Cleaners.

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