Dry clothes to wear induced poisoning directly

May 06 [Fri], 2011, 11:51
Rising temperatures, many people choose to dc t-shirt dry after the winter clothes in storage. However, the public has in the cashmere coat Miss Dong as soon as they wear dry-cleaning in the body, resulting in poisoning, hit a three-day hospital drip. Chicago
Fu experts District Health Authority, said in an interview: dry cleaning laundry back after going to the public if the inhalation of PCE will be loss of consciousness, breathing difficulties, or even coma.

Dry cleaning did not expect direct poisoning of the upper body

Recently the weather hot and cold, who lives in thick Ms Dong An district will get a cotton coat dry area near the dry cleaners. For some time, Ms once the skin becomes very dry, and after a few days, Ms and find themselves inexplicable headaches, nausea. "After the laundry, wearing the general feeling in the body has a pungent smell." Ms Dong to the dry cleaners asked to leave when know that this is the PCE dry taste.

Yesterday, dizziness, nausea, symptoms become more severe, Ms rushed to the hospital. Examination, the attending physician told her that this is due to residual PCE through inhalation and contact with the skin into the body, this substance on human central nervous system anesthesia, eyes and respiratory tract irritation and easy, so only dizziness, headache , lethargy and other symptoms.

"As recently as Miss Dong minority of patients PCE poisoning." Vet said the hospital attending physician Department of Respiratory Medicine, has been entered in April, the hospital received several in succession caused the residual PCE in poisoning patients, individual patients but also lead to allergic rhinitis and asthma.

Vet told reporters that the most common dry cleaning solvent is PCE, on the human body has certain toxic effects. In the dry cleaning process, this chemical is adsorbed into the fibers of clothing, people in the dressing, the inhalation of PCE can cause dizziness, gas, nausea and other symptoms. "Long-term exposure to PCE chronic poisoning can be a sense of fatigue, dizziness, nausea, Ming Ding feeling and discomfort, and with irritation, impaired color vision can occur; skin absorption of repeated exposure will make people's skin becomes dry and rough, can cause dermatitis and eczema, severe cases may cause cancer. "

Survey: many dry cleaners use Perchloroethylene laundry

City reporter yesterday visited the number of laundry and found a lot of laundry in the business is very hot. In the West, a clean laundry PENGJIAKUANG,dc shirt the reporters saw the laundry have been in storage closet full of clothes piling up. Person in charge of Mr. Wang told reporters that the amount of laundry than usual two to three times more. "Two days ago is still relatively cold, many customers are afraid to do the laundry, this two-day warm weather to usher in a laundry, a small peak."

Dry cleaning is so popular at the same time, indeed, the safety of the public brought worries. "Using the PCE dry cleaners, clothing, brightly colored soft, clean and strong, but it will be the fabric of PCE adsorbed until the clothes drying inside may be released from the clothes." City person in charge of a large dry cleaning chain said, a good dry-cleaning machine in the whole block when you can dry clothes on the clothes of PCE full recovery, but a lot of dry cleaners to reduce costs, the use of open dry-cleaning machine leak, it is prone to dry cleaned clothes PCE residues exceeded.

Industry sources, the country does not dry clothes of PCE is not prohibitive for the delineation of many dry cleaners currently on the market are used in PCE. In the interview, the owner of several dry cleaners have said what dry cleaners use dry cleaning, and no department examined. December 2006 the Ministry of Commerce adopted by the "washing and dyeing industry, management approach", "should not be used dyeing shop does not meet the relevant national regulations dry cleaning solvent ... ..." but no specific restrictions are not allowed to use a dry cleaner dry cleaners.

Expert: Dry wear clothes should at least be suspended for two days

This reporter learned that the dry cleaning industry existing regulatory loopholes, and no department really had to check eligibility with the PCE. In this case, if not dry clothes after drying, hexane and other harmful chemicals left in the clothing, the long-term inhalation will cause any chronic injury.

Experts ZHIFU Health Authority told reporters that the class of n-hexane is low toxicity chemicals, through the respiratory tract, skin and gastrointestinal absorption into the body. Long-term exposure to certain doses of n-hexane can cause chronic poisoning, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite and other symptoms. Suffering from allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, asthmatic bronchitis and liver disease who would be induced after exposure to this odor, adding all of these diseases. In addition, dry clothes are slightly damp smell emitted, will pollute the indoor air, put the dry cleaning bag also residual toxins.

Experts warned the public: As spring and summer clothes are wearing stickers, dc tee shirt so try to avoid dry cleaning, if we need to dry, then take home to dry the clothes hanging in the air where the dry cleaning solvent to be clothing to wear after evaporation . In addition, pregnant women and children in particular, to the dry cleaners as little as possible, try to avoid personal clothing, bed sheets, quilt dry.