Greenpeace dismantles iPhone, discovers "hazardous chemicals"

Darren Murph
D. Murph|10.15.07

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Darren Murph
October 15th, 2007
Greenpeace dismantles iPhone, discovers "hazardous chemicals"

Apple's no stranger to being slammed by Greenpeace, and while Steve certainly spoke of a "Greener Apple," it seems that the iPhone wasn't included. According to tests arranged by the entity, it was found that the iPhone contained "toxic brominated compounds (indicating the presence of brominated flame retardants) and hazardous PVC," which are said to be disallowed across the pond due to RoHS requirements. More specifically, the independent testing found "brominated compounds in half the samples, including in the phone's antenna, in which they made up 10-percent of the total weight of the flexible circuit board." As expected, Greenpeace wasted no time pointing to rival firms that have received pats on the back for their green efforts, and subsequently shook a finger at Apple while murmuring "tsk tsk" -- but we'll leave the actual politicking to you all in comments, cool?

Update: Greenpeace does not claim that Apple is in violation of RoHS.

[Via Switched, thanks Laura]
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