Vinyl flooring in the home is a source of phthalate exposure. The Center’s work has contributed to evidence that prenatal exposure to phthalates is associated with adverse health effects in children such as deficits in IQ and mental development, asthma and lung inflammation, and eczema.
“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. Now attention turns to Lowe’s, the industry’s second-largest chain, which is still reviewing research on the chemical.”
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