At least 60 deaths are blamed on the chemicals commercial use, according to the organization.
Home Depot's rival home retailer, Lowe's, was the first U.S. retailer to agree to ban those chemicals, according to Mike Schade, a representative of Safer Chemicals.
Sherwin-Williams also recently announced it would stop using the chemicals.
“We applaud The Home Depot for taking this important step that will go a long way in safeguarding its customers from these unnecessary toxic chemicals and promote safer alternatives,” he said.
The chemicals have been found to pose unacceptable health risks to the public, including cancer, harm to the nervous system and to childhood development, and death. In 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a ban on the paint removers that contain the chemicals.
However, the agency has taken no action since Scott Pruitt became EPA administrator, according to the environmental group.