Published: Sep 09, 2010 5:08 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 09, 2010 2:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state regulators want to give consumers a detailed look at exactly what's in common household cleansers.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner has told the environmental law group Earthjustice he plans to start enforcing a 1971 state law. It would force manufacturers to reveal their products' contents.

The format and timeframe for the information are yet to be determined.

The law and related regulations call for manufacturers to provide detailed ingredient lists and any company-led research on products' health and environmental effects.

The DEC has said the law only allows it to collect the data and doesn't require it.

The cleanser industry recently boosted voluntary disclosures of product ingredients.