Home Depot to remove toxic chemical from vinyl flooring

April 22, 2015 6:28 PM

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Home Depot to remove toxic chemical from vinyl flooring

Home Depot will be the first major retailer to remove a chemical from vinyl flooring that's considered dangerous to children.

There are no federal laws or rules prohibiting the group of chemicals known as phthalates from vinyl flooring. But the Consumer Product Safety Commission does limit phthalates to less than 0.1% of the material used in toys and kids' products.

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