27 Apr '15, 3pm

Home Depot to eliminate phthalates from vinyl flooring

Home Depot to eliminate phthalates from vinyl flooring

Vinyl floors are practical and relatively inexpensive. But they are also full of phthalates, the gender bender plasticizer that makes them soft. Treehugger has noted that Maternal exposure to phthalates during pregnancy is linked to lower IQ in kids and asked Do Babies Exposed to Phthalates Have Smaller Penises? We don't know what it does to little Teddy's turtle but it's no good for him. According to Bill Walsh of the Healthy Building Network , Home Depot has no agreed to eliminate phthalates from all the vinyl flooring it sells by the end of the year. He notes that architects and designers have been trying to use fewer PVC products with phthalates for a while, but this is a big step from the big box. For over a decade now, leading green designers, architects and building owners have taken a precautionary approach, avoiding PVC building products in commercial buildings as...

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