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NY and CA Approve New Cleaning Product Regulations (July 2017)

The conversation of cleaning product safety has been a growing concern for state officials across the country. California and New York have put new legislative measures in place to promote public health and increase consumer awareness of ingredients in household cleaning products.

The California state senate recently amended the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act (Senate Bill 258) in efforts to better protect consumers and workers. The bill mandates cleaning product manufacturers to display all ingredients, contaminants, and health impact information related to the product on both the product label and on the manufacturer’s website. This includes disclosing ingredients that are listed under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). These ingredients must be on product labels on or after January 1, 2023.

In similar fashion, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) has released a draft of their new Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program, which will mandate that manufacturers of household cleaning products sold in New York State display information regarding ingredients on both the product labels and the manufacturer’s website. This includes disclosing ingredients that are found on authoritative lists as chemicals of concern.

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