Just in time for the holidays – and the growing season – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted new registrations for pesticides to be used on hemp crops, including, for the first time, hemp used in the production
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With the signature of Governor Andrew Cuomo last Friday, October 11 (not coincidentally also the United Nations’ “International Day of the Girl”), New York became the first state to require manufacturers of tampons and other feminine hygiene products to include
Continue Reading New York Mandates First in Nation Feminine Product Ingredient Disclosure

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) announced last week that it will not begin enforcement of the Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program until January 2, 2020.  Previously, NYDEC had delayed enforcement until October 2 for compliance with
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Consistent with consumer trends and the ever-increasing role of internet sales, U.S. EPA is targeting on-line pesticide sales as an enforcement priority.  In a preview of the anticipated April 1 release of preliminary agency enforcement priorities,  Acting Deputy Director of
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During confirmation hearings before Congress last week, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler indicated that a long-awaited EPA rule to restrict consumer and commercial uses of methylene chloride as a paint and coating remover has been delayed by the government shutdown,
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By November 2021, the European Union (EU) is requiring that clothing, accessories, footwear and other textiles (such as furniture upholstery and bed linens) be essentially free of 33 “CMR” substances, including lead, cadmium, arsenic, hexavalent chromium, formaldehyde, several phthalates, and
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