Apple Bans Toxins in iPhones

    A demonstrator holds up a poster during a protest against the use of hazardous chemicals in the production of Apple's iPhones outside an Apple Store in New York April 25, 2014. According to the protesters, Apple has been using chemicals such as benzene and n-hexane in the production of its iPhones at its overseas manufacturing facilities. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR3MO1V

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    Two dangerous toxins that can cause cancer, nerve damage, and reproductive issues for factory workers in China have now been banned by Apple for use in iPhones and other products. The toxins, which are found at huge plants not owned by Apple, were the subject of outcry this year by environmental groups. As a result, Apple conducted an investigation, which it says “didn’t find any evidence of workers being put at risk.” However, Apple did end up banning the use of the two chemicals, benzene and n-hexane, in cleaning agents and degreasers in the final assembly process. It did not, however, ban their use in other applications.

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