New York. New York will require manufacturers to disclose the use of potentially dangerous chemicals in children's products under a new law signed Feb. 7. The law, which goes into effect March 1, also creates a children's product safety council that will advise state environmental regulators about which chemicals to restrict and how. Currently, New York prohibits the use of dangerous chemicals on an individual basis. But child safety advocates for years have pushed for more comprehensive regulations over concerns that children can be more sensitive than adults to small amounts of chemicals. The new law requires manufacturers to phase out the use of certain chemicals including asbestos. It also creates a process for state environmental regulators to ban other chemicals down the road. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed the bill into law. Because children chew and otherwise destroy their toys, clothing and gear, they are at high risk of exposure to toxic chemicals in their products,'' said Philip Landrigan, director of the Program in Global Public Health and the Common Good at Boston College. "They can ingest, inhale, and absorb these toxic chemicals.