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DEET bill

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

New York agencies to "develop information" on insect repellents containing DEET (n, n-diethyl-m-toluamide) under a bill introduced by Sen. Carl Marcellino (R-Nassau) April 18. S 7721 would require the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Environmental Protection Agency and others to provide day camps with information on the ingredient, specifically labeling changes related to children approved by U.S. EPA in 1998. Letters or pamphlets would be available by June 30 and updated every three years, the bill states. Separately, S 7609 would make it unlawful to sell products with more than 30% DEET. Introduced April 18 by Nicholas Spano (R-Westchester), the legislation is a partner bill to A 955, which passed the Assembly 108-33 March 30



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