Following revelations that the containers were made with hazardous PFAS compounds, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is placing a hold on the use of a popular pesticide used in mosquito control upstate and New York City.
New York state has approved a treatment system to effectively remove the chemical 1,4-dioxane from Long Island’s water system. But one advocacy group, backed by Dow Chemical, is suing to have the area use New York City’s water instead.
Congressional negotiators inserted a bipartisan measure to curtail planet-warming chemicals used in air-conditioners and refrigerators in the huge government spending and coronavirus relief package that is expected to head to President Trump's desk soon.
U.N. efforts to encourage propane-cooled air conditioners have largely been stymied by safety standards set by Underwriters Laboratories, now known as "UL" in the United States, a private company that provides independent safety certifications for thousands of consumer products.