WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Spring Event Header Image
New York To Force Household Cleaner Giants To Reveal Chemical Ingredients
by Environmental Advocates of New York
  For More Information 

Please contact
Sharonda C. Williams at (347) 465-0958
or via email at
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
P. O. Box 1846
New York, NY 10027
(Image courtesy of Commondreams.org.)
Household Cleaners
ALBANY, NY (09/09/2010)(readMedia)-- For the first time, the State of New York will begin requiring household cleaning companies to reveal the chemical ingredients in their products and any health risks they pose.
The move was triggered by public health and environmental advocates, who urged New York's Department of Environmental Conservation to enforce disclosure requirements dating back more than 30 years. Independent studies show a link between many chemicals commonly found in cleaning products and health effects ranging from nerve damage to hormone disruption. With growing concern about the potential hazards of chemicals in these products, the advocates mounted a campaign pressing the State to uphold consumers' right to know and begin enforcing the 33-year-old law.