News: iPhone's Hazardous Chemicals

News: iPhone's Hazardous Chemicals

Oct 18, 2007

A greener Apple? Steve Job's recent green announcement has been put to the test by Greenpeace, who brought the iPhone under scrutiny for its use of hazardous chemicals. Their study found elevated levels of bromine, chlorine, and phthalates.

While the iPhone is only one device we mave have in our homes, it brings up the larger question about toxic chemicals and technology. What other devices do we own contain possibly harmful substances

We know that CFLs contain mercury, old CRT tvs and montiors contain significant quantities of lead, and even older LCD screens can contain mercury and arsenic. Greenpeace also offers a Guide to Greener Electronics that's helpful in navigating through the array of choices.

Here are a few articles we've found on the subject of toxic chemicals in our technology. If you know of a great resource, please leave it in the comments!

Hi-Tech - Highly Toxic
Eliminate toxic chemicals
The Green Guide to Electronics
Clean Production Action's Guide to Electronics

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