Between 2012 and 2013, HealthyStuff.org tested 98 products from Home Depot. We found hazardous chemicals in home improvement supplies, gardening products, and holiday decorations from Home Depot. The data shows that about 22% (22 of 98) of the products tested contained at least 400 ppm of bromine, suggesting the use of brominated flame retardants. Several of the products also contained high levels of arsenic (above 1,000 ppm) and lead (above 40,000 ppm).
Learn more about Home Depot's current policies regarding toxic chemicals in their product offerings and urge them to do more by visiting the Mind the Store website. Mind the Store is a national coalition calling on the top 10 retailers in the US to reduce the prevalence of toxic chemicals in consumer products.