Leadership

New York City Regulates Pressurized Containers

Issue 3 and Volume 117.

New York City Regulates Pressurized Containers New York City’s Health Commissioner, Dr. George James, and Fire Commissioner Edward Thompson have announced that regulations have been adopted controlling certain cosmetics and other household products sold in pressurized containers. These regulations require special warnings to the users of those products which contain flammable propellants or other hazardous substances. The action was taken as a result of months of investigation and study of the potential dangers to the user of such products. Both commissioners felt special warnings are needed governing the storage, use and disposal of these products or containers. Flammable propellants are used innumerous products such as shaving cream, insecticides, deodorants and a great variety of household products. The uses in industry have increased and a great number of commodities are in common use in business. Regulations promulgated as a result of the efforts of the New York City Fire Department and…

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