Get Deadly Chemicals Off America's Store Shelves
No one should lose a loved one to deadly chemicals. But right now you can walk into Lowe’s and other stores and buy paint strippers containing deadly chemicals right off the shelf. That’s what happened to 31-year-old South Carolina resident Drew Wynne. He was refinishing the floor of his small business when he was overcome by toxic methylene chloride fumes. The product he was using had come from a nearby Lowe’s.
To this day, you can walk into Lowe’s and buy the same product that killed Drew — plus numerous others containing the same chemical. In January of 2017, the EPA proposed banning methylene chloride in paint strippers, but the Trump Administration backed off under pressure from the chemical industry.
We can't leave this deadly chemical on store shelves. Take action today: Tell Lowe's to stop selling methylene chloride-based paint strippers, and tell the EPA to ban them outright.