Updated: Apr 7
A growing body of credible scientific evidence has linked exposure to phthalates to serious health concerns: birth defects in baby boys, learning and behavioral problems and asthma in children. What’s worse — phthalates don’t stay in flooring – they get into the air and dust we breathe in our homes, and then make their way into our bodies.
Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is requiring all of their suppliers to ban added phthalates in all virgin vinyl flooring by the end of this year. Lowe’s is as well. If both Home Depot and Lowe’s can ban phthalates in flooring, so can Menards!
You can find out more about more about phthalates and flooring at the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families website.