New York State Bans Laundry Detergents Containing Probable Carcinogen 1,4-Dioxane.

January 17, 2023

All laundry detergents that contain more than two parts per million (PPM) of a potential human carcinogen 1,4-Dioxane, a chemical byproduct, in many well-known laundry detergents, are now prohibited by a new regulation that recently went into effect.

One of the first states to outlaw consumer cleaning products with excessive amounts of 1,4-dioxane is New York, which has been recognised by the EPA as a potential human carcinogen.  The new regulation mandates that home cleaners contain no more than 2 PPM of the potential carcinogen. 

By the end of 2023, that restriction will be reduced to a maximum of 1 PPM. Environmental organisations and companies like Ingredients Matter are aiming to completely ban 1,4-Dioxane from household cleaning products.

A new household cleaning company called Ingredients Matter from Minneapolis has developed a line of laundry care products without Numerous laundry detergents and household cleansers include 1,4-Dioxane, a residue that may be carcinogenic. A potentially cancer-causing byproduct can be found in laundry and household cleansers. 1,4-Dioxane is not visible to the human eye lab instruments are the only way to detect it. 

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