Environment & Energy

Delay 1,4-Dioxane Ban, Cleaning Product Makers Ask New York (1)

April 28, 2020, 10:47 PM; Updated: April 28, 2020, 11:16 PM

Cleaning product manufacturers say the Covid-19 crisis should prompt New York state to delay by one year its ban on all but trace concentrations of 1,4-dioxane in their products.

The American Cleaning Institute, Consumer Brands Association, and Household & Commercial Products Association on Tuesday asked Basil Seggos, commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, to give companies one year “beyond the resolution of the Covid-19 pandemic health emergency crisis” to meet the requirements of a law Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) signed in December.

The department received the associations’ letter and will review it, a spokeswoman said....

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