Chlorofluorocarbon aerosol bill


  • Anonymous


The New York State Legislature has passed a fluorocarbon aerosol bill (assembly bill 21037) that amended the environmental conservation law to restrict the distribution and sale of articles containing certain chlorofluorocarbon compounds allegedly hazardous to human health and the environment, principally through depletion of ozone in the stratosphere. New York and Oregon are the only two states to have passed such bills.

The amendment requires that aerosol spray cans containing any chlorofluorocarbon compound sold in New York state be labeled by January 1, 1976, and that regulations limiting or prohibiting their sale be implemented by January 1, 1978.