Press Release: The Home Depot to be third major U.S. retailer to ban deadly paint strippers

Advocates call on Pruitt EPA to end delay, protect Americans from toxic products ATLANTA — The world’s largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot, announced today that it will phase out the use of the toxic chemicals methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in its paint removal products by the end of this year. The company, which operates more than 2,200 stores in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, is the third major retailer this month to commit to pulling the products from store shelves. Methylene chloride and NMP have been found to pose unacceptable health risks to the public, including cancer,…
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