Has GreenEarth Cleaning been scientifically tested?
GreenEarth Cleaning has undertaken extensive scientific testing and research to ensure the safety and environmental profile of its cleaning system. Over $30 million worth of independent testing and research has been conducted on D5 liquid silicone, the key component of the GreenEarth Cleaning system. These tests were specifically designed to confirm that there are no risks to public safety resulting from its use in various applications, including dry cleaning.
One significant study, the 2002 IFI Fellowship Study, compared the GreenEarth system to the industry-standard perc (perchloroethylene) system. The Independent Fabricare Institute (IFI) declared that the GreenEarth system was “as effective as perc with no environmental concerns.” Independent waste stream and air exposure testing further validated that liquid silicone, as used in daily dry cleaning operations, exceeded all federal, state, and local requirements for water and air safety.
Regulatory agencies, such as the California Air Resources Board (CARB), have also conducted extensive reviews of the scientific data on D5 silicone. CARB affirmed that GreenEarth’s D5 silicone is an acceptable dry cleaning solvent alternative and concluded that its use in GreenEarth’s patented dry cleaning process does not pose a risk to the public living near businesses using D5.
Additionally, Environment Canada and Environment Australia conducted risk assessments, determining that the GreenEarth Cleaning process is not harmful to human health (2008) and that D5 is not considered harmful to the environment (2012). Ongoing testing and evaluation continue in Europe as part of GreenEarth’s commitment to safety and environmental responsibility.