ALBANY, N.Y. – Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed the Child Safe Products Act into law, which requires manufacturers to disclose chemicals of concern in children’s products and phases out some of the most toxic chemicals, such as benzene, chlorinated tris and asbestos.
A statement follows from Rich Schrader, New York Policy Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC):
“Signing this legislation into law is a victory for all New Yorkers, especially our kids. It will eliminate some of the most harmful chemicals lurking in children’s products and equip parents with the resources they need to best protect their families. Our children’s health and safety should always be priority number one – this new law helps make sure that it is.”
For more background, read: Key New York Bills to Reduce Toxic Chemicals
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