“High technology feels so clean—no coal or steam or mess, just cool aluminum, sleek plastics, and polished glass. But that clean surface hides an interior that is far messier and more toxic,” Kyle Wiens reports for iFixIt. ” In partnership with HealthyStuff.org, we bring you a chemical analysis of 36 mobile phones, including the iPhone 5.”
“It’s easy to forget that toxic chemicals also lurk behind your phone’s smooth face and behind your computer’s keyboard. Yet lurk they do: high tech parts are made up of hazardous flame retardants, PVC, bromine, and heavy metals such as lead, mercury, tin, cadmium, and chromium,” Wiens reports. “In general, the results are hopeful. Newer phones are being made with fewer hazardous chemicals: every phone that was ranked of ‘high concern’ was released before 2010. The newest phones, including the iPhone 5, are some of the best.”
Read more and see the results of the chemical tests in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Excellent job, Apple!
We await the Greenpeace press release with bated breath.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]