26 Jun '15, 3pm

Congrats to Pharos Project and the Healthy Building Network and Bill Walsh for all this great work!

Home Depot Will Eliminate Phthalates from Vinyl Flooring Bill Walsh - April 22, 2015 Follow @HBNPharos Home Depot, the world’s largest purchaser of building products, announced today that by the end of this year it will eliminate phthalate plasticizers from the vinyl flooring it sells. Phthalates are endocrine disrupting chemicals that have been banned in children’s products since 2008 but are still widely used in a wide range of vinyl products to make them flexible. The announcement came after lengthy negotiations led by the Mind The Store Campaign , a grassroots effort supported by the Healthy Building Network’s cutting-edge research on building products. Mind The Store is challenging the country’s largest retailers to restrict 100 hazardous chemicals in the products they sell. Also today, the Mind The Store campaign released a report identifying phthalates and other che...

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