Apple iPhone contains hazardous substances, Greenpeace claims

Deffree, Suzanne
November 2007
Electronic News;11/5/2007, Vol. 53 Issue 45, p3
Trade Publication
The article deals with the hazardous substances found in the Apple Inc. iPhone, according to the tests run in Great Britain by Greenpeace. Tests revealed the iPhone contains two types of hazardous substances--toxic brominated compounds, indicating the presence of brominated flame retardants (BFR), and hazardous polyvinyl chloride (PVC)--which have already been eliminated by other mobile phone makers. Greenpeace claimed that an independent scientific laboratory tested the components of the iPhone and confirmed the presence of brominated compounds.


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