Lowe’s Faces Mounting Pressure to Stop Selling Flooring Chemical

April 22, 2015 11:14 PM

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Lowe’s Cos. is facing pressure to stop selling flooring with a potentially toxic chemical after rival Home Depot Inc. pledged to do so.

Home Depot, the world’s largest home-improvement chain, announced Wednesday that it will phase out vinyl flooring with phthalates by the end of this year. The company made the move after working with environmental and health advocates, who found the chemical in flooring sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s an...

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