Monday, May 11, 2009

Apple goes green removes PVC from iphone

After a stir caused by Greenpeace few years ago when it released the analysis of Apple iPhone showing that it contains toxic chemicals ,Apple finally has removed PVC, a toxic chemical, from the iPhone 3G's internal wiring,but the company still only ranked 10th among major electronic manufacturers in Greenpeace's latest Guide to Greener Electronics.

Before Greenpeace has said that the iPhone contains toxic brominated compounds (indicating the prescence of brominated flame retardants (BFRs)) and hazardous PVCs.Two of the “phthalate plasticisers” found at high levels in the iPhone headphone cable are classified in Europe as ‘toxic to reproduction, category 2′ and are banned from use in all toys or childcare articles sold in Europe.The report noted that Nokia is totally PVC free and that Motorola and Sony Ericsson already have products on the market with BFR free components. Here is the Greenpeace demo video on the Analysis of iphone

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